Could New York become the next state to legalize recreational marijuana? On Jan. 16, 2018, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his proposed FY 2019 state budget, which includes funding for the creation of a feasibility study aimed at understanding the social, health, and criminal justice impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.
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New York Governor Approves Medical Cannabis to Treat PTSD
Patients in the state of New York suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will now be able to use medical cannabis to treat PTSD.
Governor Signs Five Bills, Adding PTSD as a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana, Waiving Fees and Improving Services for Veterans, and Creating POW/MIA Memorial
NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed five pieces of legislation to further support New York veterans by improving healthcare and services, as well as memorialize veterans throughout New York State in a number of different ways.
State Granted DEA Permit to Help Growers Import Industrial Hemp Seed and Advance Research Opportunities Industrial Hemp Working Group Meets for First Time Today
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an open solicitation for farmers, businesses and research institutions interested in growing and processing industrial hemp as part of the State’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program.
Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand New York’s Medical Marijuana Program
The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners must take from four hours to two, and allow additional types of medical marijuana products to be sold.
Cuomo Signs $10M for Hemp, as Ontario Prepares for Marijuana Legalization
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that aims to boost hemp production, as Ontario gathers public input on legalizing marijuana.
Are Changes Coming to New York Recreational Marijuana Laws?
In New York, recreational marijuana-use is still illegal, but some New York lawmakers think that it is close to changing.
PTSD Still Not Added to NY Medical Marijuana Program
The legislative session in Albany officially ended last week and medical marijuana advocacy groups are wondering where one of the laws that was passed stands.
State Senate Approves PTSD for New York Medical Marijuana Program
Post-traumatic stress disorder may become the next condition approved for the New York medical marijuana program after state lawmakers gave their approval on June 20, 2017.
Advocates Make Final Push for New York Marijuana Legalization
Advocates for the legalization of marijuana were at the state Capitol on Monday to plead with state lawmakers not to let their hopes for the creation of a recreational market go up in smoke for yet another year.
Governor Cuomo Convenes First-Ever Industrial Hemp Summit to Grow New York’s Agricultural Industry
ALBANY, N.Y., April 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today convened the first-ever New York State Industrial Hemp Summit in Ithaca to build on the momentum of the region’s growing agriculture industry as part of the Southern Tier Soaring economic revitalization initiative.
New York State Assembly Passes Landmark Legislation to Seal Past Marijuana Possession Convictions
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, the New York State Assembly voted in support of A.2142, a bill that will seal the criminal records of people who have been unjustly and unconstitutionally arrested for simple possession of marijuana in public view.
Governor Cuomo to Propose Clarifications to NY State Law Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced his renewed commitment to decriminalizing marijuana possession in his State of the State Book, which outlines his agenda for the 2017 Legislative Session.
Advocates Welcome New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Changes, Push for Immediate Rollout
NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his office will sign off on all 12 recommendations made by the Department of Health in its recent two-year report evaluating the rollout and current status of New York’s medical marijuana program.
Breaking News: New York Releases Two-Year MMJ Program Report
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.
Transparency of New York’s Medical Marijuana Program in Question
As of July 26, 2016, the New York State Department of Health had 639 physicians registered with the state’s medical marijuana program and 5,966 patients certified by physicians, but some New Yorkers and advocates are asking the state for more details. When New York Gov. Andew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, legalizing medical marijuana, into law…
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Early Access Medical Marijuana Bills
On Nov. 11, 2015, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a pair of bills that will expedite the distribution of medical marijuana to the critically ill.
Breaking: Gov. Cuomo Signs Medical Marijuana Emergency Access Bill
NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — After months of pressure from patients and advocates, Gov. Cuomo signed a bill today that will expedite access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients.
Patients And Families Rally at Cuomo’s Office to Demand He Sign Emergency Access to Medical Marijuana Bill
NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — One day before the deadline for Governor Cuomo to sign or veto a bill that would create emergency access to medical marijuana, patients and advocates will rally outside his office to emergency access to medical marijuana.