NY Set To Allow Limited Use Of Medical Marijuana


cuomoNew York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week.

Cuomo plans to use administrative powers rather than legislative action to allow a limited number of hospitals to dispense marijuana for certain ailments. He will formally announce his plans in his state of the state speech Wednesday.

The New York Times first reported Cuomo’s plan yesterday. It represents an about-face by Cuomo, who had previously opposed medical marijuana. Administration officials told the newspaper the medical marijuana policy will be more restrictive than in states like Colorado and California and subject to New York Health Department standards.

In states that permit medical marijuana, it is commonly prescribed for chronic pain, nausea from cancer chemotherapy, glaucoma and some other conditions. Other controlled substances like narcotics are already authorized for medical use in New York.

Read more at POLITICO.

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  1. This is called dumbing down America. People will be so out of it that they will vote for anyone who promises free anything to them. Unfortunately the younger that smokes the more gray matter missing and cannot be regrown. We will have a generation of lower IQ and in a state of altered reality. Keep on going government we are falling and failing as a nation.