Make medical marijuana accessible to patients, advocate says

Make medical marijuana accessible to patients, advocate says

State’s limit on dispensaries pushes up prices, burdens patients who must travel hours for care

The problems with New York’s medical marijuana program are well documented.

From the day the Compassionate Care Act was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, patient advocates knew that the law — a compromise born of a nearly 20 year struggle — was seriously flawed.

Those flaws are numerous, and they all work against patients: a very limited number of eligible conditions, restricting patient certification only to physicians, severely restricting the number of producers and dispensaries, limiting to five the number of products a company could sell, and prohibiting forms of the medicine that have proved popular and effective in other states.  Click Here to Read More