Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses and Physicians All Support Medical Marijuana in New York

A bill to legalize medical marijuana continues to gain momentum in New York as the state’s legislature pushes the measure forward, and as organizational support is on the rise. Medical-marijuana1

The measure, which would establish state-licensed dispensaries to distribute marijuana to qualified patients, has already been approved by two committees and now awaits a full Assembly vote: If it’s approved, as is anticipated, it will head to the Senate. According to the bill’s prime sponsor, the majority of the Senate is in favor.  New York’s governor isn’t in support of the proposal, but has stated he has an “open mind”, indicating he may let it become law if given the opportunity.

Recently over 600 physicians – under the banner of Physicians for Compassionate Care – held a press conference to announce their support for the measure, and to urge lawmakers to approve it. Helping to build on this momentum, a wide-range of high-profile organizations have now endorsed the group, and are also calling for medical marijuana legalization.

Here’s a list of some of the top organizations which are calling on lawmakers to legalize medical cannabis:

In addition to these organizations supporting the measure, recent polling found that an overwhelming 82% of New York residents are also in support.

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    • AmethystBeauty on August 10, 2013 at 8:50 am
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    I have a question for anyone….. Can a Dr in NYS give a Tox screen w/o a pt’s knowledge or consent & withhold their Rx’s because the test was positive even thogh the pt has well documented multiple Chronic condition’s ? Is this legal? & what can b done about it?

  1. I have to drug test every month. I think they are making my condition worse by not letting me smoke it and giving me all of these drugs. They don’t get rid of the pain completely. The pot use to at least ease me off and I could get a good nights sleep. Now I just sleep about an hour at a time. I feel awful. This country needs to wake up and start doing things for the people and not just for our public officials.

  2. I support making it legal to smoke. It is a lot safer and a lot better for pain than taking drugs!!!!

  3. AT THE WHITE HOUSE THEY ALL HAVE WHAT THEY WHAT GOING ON FOR THEM .OK SO NO ITS FOR US AMERICANS GIVE TO US WHAT WAS GAVE TO US YEARS AND YEARS AGO.THIS IS TO HELP PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK NEED MEDS THATS NOT GOING TO KILL THEM .AND WEED IS NOT GO TO KILL NO ONE.AND ALL THEY DO WANT IS MORE AND MORE MONEY FOR THEM BECAUSE WE SURE AS HELL DON’T GET ANY FROM THEM.THAT MONEY GOES TO COUNTRYS AND PEOPLE WE DON’T EVEN NO AND THERE NOT GOING TO HELP US WHEN WE NEED IT .I GUES I AM TRYING TO SAY IS THEY WOULD NOT HELP US FIX UP OR REBILD THE GOVERMENT TAKES AWAY FROM THERE OWN PEOPLE AND GIVES IT TO OUR ALLIEAS AND WE GET SHIT ON EVERY YEAR LIKE ALWAYSNO ONE IN GOVERMENT TELLS THE TRUTH EVER. AND NONE OF YOU CAN GET TOGERTHER AND TALK ABOUT ANYTHING AND AGREE SO WE NEED TO START ALL OVER WITH NEW SENTORS GOVENORS
    PRESIDENT AND ALL CONSOLMEN AND I THINK EVERYONE THAT COMES IN NEEDS TO TAKE A LIE DETECKER TESTTO MAKE SURE WHO IS TELL THE TRUTH AND HAVE IT TELEAVIEDSO ALL AMERICANS CAN WATCH AND ASK QUESTION TO EACH ONE OF THEM TO GET AN HONEST ANSER

    • Fuzzy on June 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm
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    THEY have my support!!!!!!

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