New York Will Finally Allow Medical Marijuana, But Not If You Smoke It | Thinkprogress

Andrew Cuomo (D) said he plans to sign it. The bill is a compromise measure that emerged after almost two decades of battling over medical marijuana in the state legislature. Several years in a row, measures passed the Democrat-controlled Assembly before dying in the Republican House. This year, lawmakers were able to make a deal after several Republican lawmakers shifted to support the bill . The law that passed, however, does not allow patients to smoke, or to access marijuana in raw plant form. Users can only purchase it in extracted forms such as through an edible, pill, or as an oil to be used with a vaporizer.
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