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NY's First Medical Marijuana Patient Shares Her Story

Jan 12, 2016
Allison Dunne

Now that New York has become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana, reporters Tuesday met the woman believed to be the first patient in the state.

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New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program is off to a slow start. The state's Department of Health provided the number on Friday.

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New York's medical marijuana program began today, 18 months after lawmakers passed the Compassionate Care Act. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was in North Albany for the opening of the Capital City's dispensary.

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The New York State Health Department is launching its much anticipated medical marijuana program today - but not without some pitfalls.

WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

Patients can now apply online to register for the Medical Marijuana Program.

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The race for one of New York’s medical marijuana licenses is underway. More than 40 different companies have laid out their plans for both growing facilities and distribution sites. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has the latest on a handful of proposed businesses in our backyard.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he does not believe the process of selecting medical marijuana dispensaries should start again from scratch.

Patrick told reporters on Monday that none of the 20 applicants approved so far have been granted licenses to operate dispensaries and won't be until they verify all the information they provided in their applications.

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As 2014 nears, medical marijuana is closer to a reality in Massachusetts.