Medical marijuana vote could happen by end of the week

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers have amended a bill that would legalize medical marijuana, just beating a deadline and setting up a possible vote by the end of the week.

The so-called Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize medical marijuana for severely ill patients, was amended just before midnight Monday to remove three conditions marijuana could be prescribed for: diabetes, lupus and post-concussion syndrome. It also does away with the advisory panel that would oversee the program.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday voiced his concern on the legislation and made recommendations.

The amended bill needed the required three days to age before the legislative session ends Thursday.

A spokesman for bill co-sponsor Sen. Diane Savino says negotiations with Cuomo’s office are still ongoing and amending the bill doesn’t signify that a final deal has been reached.

3 comments

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    ENLIGHTENMENT…i was a brainwashed evil, mean, christian conservative until i tried it at 17 years old…i hated gays, immigrants, women’s rights, blacks, marijuana, i was Rush Limbaugh’s #1 fan….until i smoked marijuana….changed the world

    1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy…#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed…

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
    Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

  • Luis

    This is just a ruse n $ making plan between cuomo n big pharms…
    Now we will c how fast pharmas will run the pill so they n cuomo can cash in on this “new” deal
    KICK CUOMO FROM OFFICE N PUT A 21ST CENTURY PERSON W A BRAIN IN OFFICE…. OR A MONKEY… WHICHEVER IS CHEAPER!

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