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Medical Cannabis Expansion Bills Passed by New York Assembly Health Committee

New York’s Assembly Health Committee has passed two bills that would expand the state’s restrictive medical cannabis program. Under the proposed laws, the state’s requirement that distributors of medical cannabis products must cultivate their own cannabis and produce their own medical products would be repealed. The measures would also double the number of companies allowed …

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Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Open Throughout New York Within 6 Months

The New York State Department of Health issued licenses today to five organizations giving them the authority to cultivate and distribute cannabis for medical use. Each of the five organizations will be allowed to open four dispensaries and four cultivate centers, with the dispensaries mandated to be open within six months (putting the deadline at …

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New York Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially signed the New York Compassionate Care Act into law, a measure legalizing the medical use of cannabis. Under the new law, those in New York will be allowed to possess and use cannabis for medical purposes if they receive a recommendation from a physician, and subsequently receive a …

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New York Legislature Approves Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill, Governor Expected to Sign Into Law

New York’s Assembly voted at around 2:50AM EST on June 20th to approve the Compassionate Care Act, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis. The vote was quickly followed by the bill’s approval in the Senate. Under the proposed law, individuals will be allowed to possess cannabis for medical purposes if they receive a recommendation from a physician, and subsequently …

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New York Proposal to Legalize Medical Cannabis Advances

A proposal to legalize medical cannabis in the State of New York has advanced out of the Senate Finance Committee, moving it to the Senate Rules Committee (the last step before a full Senate vote). The measure – known as the Compassionate Care Act –  has already passed the state’s House of Representatives, and has well more than …

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New York Assembly Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

New York’s full Assembly has passed the Compassionate Care Act, a measure to legalize the medical use and distribution of cannabis. A companion bill passed the Senate Health Committee last week, and has enough votes to pass the full Senate according to Senator Diane Savino, the bill’s primary sponsor. If it does pass the Senate, …

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