New York as Close as Ever to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

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A newly re-drafted legislation that many believe will be approved this Spring would make New York the 22nd state to legalize medical marijuana.

“The new version, introduced Friday, removed language that gave doctors freedom to prescribe pot for a wide array of symptoms. Instead, the new version limits its use to about 20 serious conditions, including cancer, traumatic brain injury, AIDS, Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis and post- traumatic stress disorder.

The new version also prevents anyone under 21 from being able to smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes – though they could be prescribed other forms of the drug – and forbids anyone with a felony narcotics conviction from working in a marijuana dispensary.”

Read more at New York Daily News

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