NY Becomes 23rd Medical Cannabis State

[Gov. Andrew Cuomo]
[Source: Associated Press]
New York became the 23rd state to allow for the use of cannabis for medical purposes on July 5 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that passed both chambers of New York Legislature with strong support (Senate: 49-10; Assembly: 117-13). The state also became only the second, after Minnesota, to ban the smoking of cannabis while allowing vaporizing oil, cannabis-infused edibles and topical ointments.
New York officials now have 18 months to draft and create regulations for the new industry.

Published by P. Aiden Hunt

Aiden Hunt is a creative writer and freelance journalist covering marijuana policy and other related issues. He has been published in print and online by outlets such as The Denver Post (The Cannabist), Marijuana.com, The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine and Cronic Magazine. He is currently focused on literary creative nonfiction.

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