The state of New York allows five companies to dispense medical marijuana to qualified patients, but most hospitals receive federal funds, so they cannot allow patients to use pot medicinally, according to an article in the Times Herald-Record of Middletown, N.Y. While several states have approved marijuana for medical or adult use, it remains illegal under federal law.
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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.
By now most people accept that the “Reefer Madness” depiction of marijuana is ludicrous, but many still question the medical safety of marijuana; and a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence only serves to stoke those fires.
Recently, the media has been abuzz about New York’s medical marijuana initiative, so much so that major hospitals have taken an interest in joining the fun.