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New York State Department of Health Announces New Medical Marijuana Regulations

New York State Department of Health Announces New Medical Marijuana Regulations

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of regulations for adoption that will improve the state’s Medical Marijuana Program for patients, practitioners and registered organizations.

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.

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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.

NYSDOH regulations Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements, New Registered Organizations

New York State Department of Health Adds Five New Registered Organizations to Medical Marijuana Program

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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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation and Announces New Initiatives to Support Growth of Industrial Hemp Industry in New York State

ALBANY, July 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation and announced new actions to support the emerging industrial hemp industry and boost the agricultural economy in New York State.

NYSDOH regulations Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements, New Registered Organizations

New York State Department of Health Announces Enhancements to Medical Marijuana Program

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.

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New York Poised to Become 27th State to Provide PTSD Patients With Access to Medical Marijuana

ALBANY, New York, June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A bipartisan proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program has received final approval from state lawmakers and is headed to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Albany Press Conference: New York State Legislators Renew Push for Marijuana Legalization

ALBANY, New York, June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a coalition of community advocates led by Drug Policy Alliance will join Senator Liz Krueger (New York) and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (Buffalo) to announce reintroduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would establish a legal market for marijuana in New York.

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New York State Legislators to Renew Push for Marijuana Legalization

ALBANY, New York, June 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On June 12, a coalition of community advocates led by the Drug Policy Alliance will join Senator Liz Krueger (New York) and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (Buffalo) to announce reintroduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040/A.3506), which would authorize recreational use of marijuana.

NYSDOH regulations Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements, New Registered Organizations

New York State Department of Health Adds Thousands of New Patients to Medical Marijuana Program Following the Addition of Chronic Pain

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.

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DFS Reminds Health Insurers of Their Obligation to Cover Office Visits That Also Include Medical Marijuana Certification Among Other Healthcare Services

ALBANY, N.Y., April 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Department of Financial Services is reminding all insurers authorized to write insurance in New York State that they must provide coverage for office visits for covered services, including those that may result in a medical marijuana certification, as long as the visit was not solely for the purpose of the certification.

NYSDOH regulations Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements, New Registered Organizations

New York State Department of Health Announces Latest Enhancements to Improve Patient Access to Medical Marijuana Program

ALBANY, N.Y., March 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced several enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program that will improve patient access. These measures include authorizing physician assistants to certify patients and adding chronic pain as a qualifying condition.

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Advocates Push Crucial Legislation to Seal Past Marijuana Possession Convictions

ALBANY, New York, Feb. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, advocates and legislators held a press conference in Albany to demand reprieve for the harm that has been caused by arrests for low-level marijuana possession and mobilize for legislative solutions to keep New York families together.

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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.

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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.

NYSDOH regulations Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements, New Registered Organizations

NYSDOH Announces Ability for Wholesaling of Medical Marijuana Products and Removes Cap On Number of Products Available to Patients

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced several enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program that will improve access for patients, streamline production, increase choice and help lead to reduced costs.

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Cannabis and Hemp Association Launches Albany (NY) Chapter

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis and Hemp Association —New York City’s leading voice for cannabis and hemp advocacy and industry—opens its first chapter outside of the five boroughs, in Albany, NY, on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 7-9 p.m., at Overit Studios at 435 New Scotland Ave in Albany.

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State Department of Health Expands Medical Marijuana Program to Reach More Patients Suffering From Severe, Debilitating Illnesses in New York

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced that, based on a statewide needs assessment, it will implement numerous recommendations through new regulations and guidelines to enhance its Medical Marijuana Program.

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Patients and Their Families Gather in Albany to Demand Changes to New York’s Broken Medical Marijuana Law

ALBANY, N.Y., April 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, dozens of advocates gathered in Albany to urge legislators to support a slate of bills that would amend the Compassionate Care Act, New York’s medical marijuana law. T

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The Direction of Change in the Empire State

In 2013 New York State Senator Liz Krueger introduced a bill that would have legalized recreational use of marijuana. Krueger, a Democrat representing Manhattan in Albany, plans to re-introduce that act, apparently with some minor changes, in January 2015.


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