ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New York State Department of Health today announced that it has authorized five additional registered organizations (ROs) to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in New York State, an initiative aimed at improving patient access and the geographic distribution of dispensing facilities across the state.
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ALBANY, N.Y., June 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) today announced several new enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program as the number of certified patients continues to rise since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition.
On May 5, 2017, the New York State Department of Health gave additional transparency to its program by adding registration statistics and a public list of consenting medical marijuana doctors to the program’s website.
ALBANY, New York, May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced several milestones in the state’s Medical Marijuana program, including the certification of more than 3,350 patients since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition in late March.
On April 28, 2017, four out of five licensed New York medical marijuana providers filed suit against the state Department of Health for attempting to expand the number of licensed providers from five to 10.
On Jan. 11, 2017, Vireo Health of New York, one of five medical marijuana companies licensed by the state of New York, announced that the New York State Department of Health has approved its medical marijuana delivery program, making it the first company in the state to receive such approval.
On Jan. 9, 2017, MedMen, a turnkey marijuana management company based in California, acquired Bloomfield Industries, one of New York’s five organizations licensed to grow and distribute medical marijuana
On Dec. 8, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced several updates to its medical marijuana program, most notably the approval of medical marijuana wholesaling and lifting the cap on the number of available products for patients.
On Dec. 1, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced that it will be adding chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.
The transparency of New York’s Medical Marijuana Program has been questioned by many New Yorkers, but on Aug. 19, 2016, the New York State Department of Health released a two-year report on the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Under the Compassionate Care Act, as confirmed by a staff member with the NYS Medical Marijuana Program.