medical marijuana

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Washington County has given its approval to a proposed medical marijuana growing facility intending to set up shop there. 


New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined fellow Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky to propose what she brands a historic first in the nation's marijuana laws.

With states moving ahead of federal marijuana laws, Gillibrand, Booker and Paul introduced The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act.  If the bill passes, individual states could decide whether to legalize medical marijuana.

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A proposed site to grow medical marijuana in Washington County is moving toward approval, while a business in neighboring Warren County is proposing its own location to grow the crop.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York may be relatively late to the medical marijuana game, but city councilors in Plattsburgh are trying to get ahead when it comes to the nascent industry. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the city council passed a resolution last night supporting medical marijuana businesses in the city.

An entrepreneur in Washington County is hoping to secure a license from New York state to grow marijuana for medical use. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, the plan has already received praise from local officials.

A few companies angling to be part of the forthcoming medical marijuana business in New York are expressing interest in Orange County.

Governor Cuomo's Office

New York is now the 23 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.

New York State Senate Passes Medical Marijuana

Jun 20, 2014

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.

Karen DeWitt

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.

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.