New York will allow medical cannabis chewables, fizzy tablets and topicals

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 9:25 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 9:25 am By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program. Health officials announced new regulations Thursday that will permit new forms of the drug, including chewable and effervescent…

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Legalizing Cannabis for Communities and Racial Justice in New York: StartSmartNY

A new adult-use (recreational) legislative initiative, StartSmartNY, has materialized in the Empire State, with the re-introduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) (previously stalled in prior legislative committees).  The movement is spearheaded by a coalition comprised of members and advocates associated with the Drug Policy Alliance, Cannabis Cultural…

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Advocates of recreational marijuana in New York renew push in final days of legislative session

Published: Jun 12, 2017, 10:38 am • Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 10:39 am By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — With little more than a week left in the legislative session, some state lawmakers and community advocates are renewing the push for legalized recreational marijuana in New York state. State…

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Canadian firm iAnthus makes $17.3M bid for spot in New York medical marijuana industry

Published: Jun 12, 2017, 2:37 pm • Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 4:48 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A publicly traded Canadian firm that has hopscotched across America making deals for cannabis companies now plans to acquire a firm poised to become one of New York’s 10 medical marijuana licensees.…

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New York Physician Assistants Can Now Recommend Marijuana

New York physician assistants (PA’s) are now allowed to recommend marijuana to medical marijuana patients, they are the newest group of professionals allowed to do so – after nurse practitioners became eligible to legally prescribe back in November. New York physician assistants can also register with the state Department of Health (DOH)…

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New York medical marijuana program improving, but will it ever reach full potential?

Published: Jan 20, 2017, 1:20 pm • Updated: Jan 20, 2017, 4:08 pm By Michael O’Keeffe, Special To The Cannabist NEW YORK — Karen Rodriguez used opioids to manage her crippling pain, but when the powerful drugs and the chemotherapy medication she used to treat her rheumatoid arthritis teamed up…

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New York medical marijuana program improving, but will it ever reach full potential?

Published: Jan 13, 2017, 5:20 pm • Updated: Jan 20, 2017, 10:44 am By Michael O’Keeffe, Special To The Cannabist NEW YORK — Karen Rodriguez used opioids to manage her crippling pain, but when the powerful drugs and the chemotherapy medication she used to treat her rheumatoid arthritis teamed up…

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