New York to Join the Likes of Washington and Colorado?
Medical marijuana is looking set for application in a number of hospitals across New York. According to advocates briefed on the latest plan of action, Governor Andrew Cuomo intends to permit specific hospitals to treat select patients with medical marijuana.
The new proposals signal a possible revival of the 1980 medical marijuana law. It is anticipated that Cuomo – who is up for re-election in 2014 – will make an announcement over the issue on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014, during the State of the State address. Officials claim Cuomo will use his executive powers to authorize 20 hospitals across the state to dispense medical marijuana, bypassing State Legislature.