New York close to allowing medical marijuana use
POSTED: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 8:38am
UPDATED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 1:14pm
New York may become the next state to legalize medical marijuana.New York Governor Cuomo announced that a deal was reached among lawmakers on the Compassionate Care Act. The bill would allow tightly controlled medical marijuana treatments for those with severe debilitating or life-threatening conditions.
Under the Compassionate Care Act, the drug will not be sold in plant form or be able to be smoked, but administered through an oil base or vaporizer. If approved, the program could start in 18 months.