So far, the charge has been led by Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) and Assemb. Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan). All the proposals in play differ on smoking: Savino prohibits anyone under age 21 from smoking marijuana as treatment; Gottfried would place no restrictions on smoking. “Prohibiting smoked medical marijuana would be wrong,” Gottfried said in an email, responding to Boyle’s proposal. “For some patients, inhaling isn’t right — for others, it’s perfectly safe. The choice ought to be up to the patient and the doctor, not the legislature.
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