New York News
8:15 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Medical Marijuana Inching To Legalization In NY

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.

Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

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.

In neighboring New Jersey, a manager at one of that state's three dispensaries told The Associated Press the initial seeds and plants came from out of the state, but would not elaborate for legal reasons. Under federal law, it's illegal to transport marijuana across state lines.

Calls made to the New York health department for information about where the drug would come from weren't initially returned Friday.

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