• New York embarks on medical marijuana use


    NEW YORK: New York officially launches marijuana as a form of medical treatment Thursday, becoming the 23rd US state to do so as the taboo surrounding its legalized medicinal use starts to shift. While the New York state assembly passed the marijuana legislation 18 months ago, Bloomfield and the other four firms did not officially obtain their licenses until late July. Twenty dispensaries will eventually open across the state, but the roll-out will be gradual and patients were only allowed to start registering for treatment from December 23. Only patients with serious illnesses such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or certain forms of epilepsy are eligible.



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