On Thursday, Governor Cuomo announced in a press conference that he had reached a deal with legislators to proceed toward legalization in New York . With this development, New York is set to become the 23rd state in the Union to legalize medical marijuana use. The measure will allow people with chronic health conditions to use cannabinoids with a doctor’s prescription. Patients will be required to participate in a certification and registration program administered by the State Department of Health. The Department will also be authorized to suspend or revoke participation of patients who violate any provision of the new law. Cannabis products will be taxed at 7% and proceeds will be distributed both to county governments at point of sale as well as state run and county administered programs for drug treatment and law enforcement. Related Articles
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