The low projection in tax revenue signals an administration belief that little will change in the coming months even as the state Department of Health works to expand access for patients, which should, in theory, bring in new revenue.
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Bringing marijuana from Massachusetts or Maine to New York, or from any other states where it’s legal, is a violation under New York law.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Friday, the New York State Assembly delivered to the Governor a bill to expedite access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients.
The wait is over and the race is on as New York has finally begun accepting medical marijuana applications from businesses. Thousands are expected to apply for a license, but only five will be accepted.
When it was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July 2014, New York’s Compassionate Care Act became one of the most restrictive medical marijuana laws in the country. Regulations proposed in December and expected to be final by this spring appear to limit patient access even further.
New York may become the fifth state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana. That is, if democratic state Sen. Liz Krueger’s efforts are successful.
While medical marijuana as a concept is very popular in the state of New York, how to go about implementing such a program is another question entirely.
In September 2014, New York became the most recent state to pass legislation legalizing the use of medical marijuana. Signed by Gov.
On Monday, July 7, 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., signed the Compassionate Care Act, making New York the 23rd state in the union with medical marijuana laws. The bill is aimed at helping individuals with debilitating conditions, and is narrower than some states like California, but broader than other states like Georgia.
The Big Apple’s take on marijuana as medicine remains ambivalent, despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tentative approach towards clinical trials. He is also playing cute when it comes to sourcing test material. This makes it difficult to find an answer to the question on New Yorkers’ tongues.