medical marijuana http://wamc.org en Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal In New York http://wamc.org/post/medical-marijuana-becomes-legal-new-york <p>New York is now the 23<sup> </sup>state to allow medical marijuana, now that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But, as Karen DeWitt reports, it will be some time before patients will have access to the drug. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94282 at http://wamc.org Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal In New York New York State Senate Passes Medical Marijuana http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-senate-passes-medical-marijuana <p></p><p>New York will permit medical marijuana for some patients, now that the legislature has approved the measure. But the lengthy debate in the State Senate included some objections. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:03:25 +0000 Karen DeWitt 93093 at http://wamc.org New York State Senate Passes Medical Marijuana New York To Allow Limited Medical Marijuana Under Agreement http://wamc.org/post/new-york-allow-limited-medical-marijuana-under-agreement <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature have agreed to a limited medical marijuana program for patients with cancer, AIDS, and childhood seizure disorders. It will not allow the drug to be smoked. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:37:20 +0000 Karen DeWitt 93022 at http://wamc.org New York To Allow Limited Medical Marijuana Under Agreement Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-189 <p>WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Washington Redskins' trademarks being revoked by the U.S. Patent office, heroin abuse in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo comparing himself to Gumby when it comes to medical marijuana. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:37:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 92948 at http://wamc.org Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary New York Legislative Session Could End With A Whimper http://wamc.org/post/new-york-legislative-session-could-end-whimper <p>The legislative session is scheduled to end on Thursday, and many issues remain unresolved. But a low key end of session might not matter much to New York’s top political figures. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 92736 at http://wamc.org New York Legislative Session Could End With A Whimper Vermont Governor: Protect Medical Marijuana Sites http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governor-protect-medical-marijuana-sites <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he supports an effort in Congress to block the federal government from cracking down on state-sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 92595 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor: Protect Medical Marijuana Sites Unclear Future For Medical Marijuana In New York http://wamc.org/post/unclear-future-medical-marijuana-new-york <p>The fate of a medical marijuana bill remains up in the air in New York State. The State Assembly has approved a version that would allow patients to obtain the drug for medical treatment, while a similar measure remains hung up in the State Senate. Fri, 30 May 2014 18:49:19 +0000 Karen DeWitt 91644 at http://wamc.org Unclear Future For Medical Marijuana In New York Mass. Lawmaker Proposes Taxing Medical Marijuana http://wamc.org/post/mass-lawmaker-proposes-taxing-medical-marijuana <p>A state senator wants to impose Massachusetts' 6.25 percent sales tax on medical marijuana purchases and assess soon-to-be opened dispensaries a 4 percent surcharge on their revenues.</p><p><a href="http://brianajoyce.com/" target="_blank">Sen. Brian Joyce</a>, a Democrat from Milton, proposes money generated from the marijuana taxes be designated to a new state fund for substance abuse treatment programs. The amendments are among hundreds filed by senators in advance of Wednesday's start of debate in the Senate on a House-approved $36 billion state budget.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 05:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 90898 at http://wamc.org Mass. Lawmaker Proposes Taxing Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana Inching To Legalization In NY http://wamc.org/post/medical-marijuana-inching-legalization-ny <p></p><p></p><p>New York is inching toward legalizing some form of medical marijuana as support grows in the state Legislature and is likely to become one of a handful of issues taken up when lawmakers return later this month.</p><p>It remains unclear where the drug for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's limited research program or broader, legalized use under the "Compassionate Care Act" would come from.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:15:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 88040 at http://wamc.org Medical Marijuana Inching To Legalization In NY Medical Marijuana Next Big Issue In New York http://wamc.org/post/medical-marijuana-next-big-issue-new-york <p>Now that the New York State budget is done, the focus at the Capitol shifts to some other priorities, including whether to allow medical marijuana. Advocates came to the Capitol to lobby lawmakers, but the bill is getting bogged down over political skirmishes. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:42:13 +0000 Karen Dewitt 87740 at http://wamc.org Medical Marijuana Next Big Issue In New York