Cuomo signs the Compassionate Care Act today in New York City. The bill will allow doctors to prescribe nonsmokable forms of marijuana to patients with serious ailments.
We are here to help people. And if there is a medical advancement, then we want to make sure that we’re bringing it to New Yorkers.
The program is expected to be one of the most regulated medical marijuana programs in the country. Criminal charges will be filed against anyone trying to defraud the system. The governor says he can suspend the program if there is a rick to public health. New York is the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana.