Category: New York

New Yorkers Prefer Legalizing Marijuana to Raising Taxes

State budgets are getting tighter each year for many, while a select few have been reaping the benefits of legalized marijuana for a couple of years already. When it comes to finding a solution to funding issues, it seems that policymakers’ options are few and far between – with general solutions being to raise taxes or administrative fees to make up the difference. When presented with possible ways to lower the state’s $4 billion budget deficit, New Yorkers made it clear that they would rather see marijuana legalized and taxed than see another increase in taxes. A poll was...

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NY Governor Added PTSD to Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana this Veterans Day

The state of New York has been slowly improving their almost two-year-old medical marijuana program. When the state first legalized medical cannabis it was right away known for being one of – if not the strictest program of its kind in the country. Since then lawmakers have expanded the law, with previous additions like allowing nurse practitioners and physician assistants to recommend medical marijuana, and adding chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions. The latest improvement to NY’s medical marijuana program was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on Veterans Day, allowing patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder...

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