New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he has agreed to move forward with medical marijuana legalization in the state. This will make New York the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana.
This is great news for thousands of New Yorkers who will now have access to a non-pharmaceutical solution to their many ailments.
Doctors will be able to prescribe medical cannabis for:
- Muscle spasms
- Nausea (especially that associated with chemotherapy)
- Poor appetite and weight loss caused by chronic illness, such as HIV, or nerve pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
…and so much more
The official ordinance is still being written, but it is clear that this will be a pretty strictly regulated system. However; Strict rules aside New York’s push for legalization is a huge step in the right direction. New York will be the second largest state (next to California) to legalize medicinal marijuana, which will hopefully put even more eyes on the issue, and re-educate people who have been lied to all their lives about the benefits of medical marijuana.
Congratulations, New York.