New York Signs Medical Marijuana Into Law [VIDEO]
Medical Marijuana is now legal in New York State. Get the details and hear WNY reactions inside.
At a news conference in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, which allows doctors to prescribe marijuana in a nonsmokable form to patients with serious ailments that are recognized by the state on a predefined but flexible list of conditions including:
Cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord tissue damage, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn's disease), neuropathies and Huntington’s Disease. The Department of Health will be able to add medical conditions as it sees fit, under the law.
"There is no doubt that medical marijuana can help people," Cuomo said Monday. "We are here to help people. And if there is a medical advancement, then we want to make sure that we're bringing it to New Yorkers."
WBLK Listeners sound off about the new law and it's affects.