The legislature finds that thousands of New Yorkers have serious medical conditions that can be improved by medically-approved use of marihuana. The law should not stand between them and life and health-sustaining treatment under a practitioner’s supervision. Many controlled substances that are legal for medical use (such as morphine and steroids) are otherwise illegal. This legislation follows the well-established public policy that a controlled substance can have a legitimate medical use.
The bill has been assigned to committee.
If passed, New York will join 18 other states who have nullified unconstitutional federal laws on marijuana.Details