New York Compassionate Care Act
11 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2017
Date Written: July 26, 2017
Few people seem to know that medical marijuana is legal in the State of New York. The Compassionate Care Act was passed in June of 2014 and since then there have been 24,555 patients and 1,123 doctors approved as of July 17, 2017. By way of comparison, California has 1,526,250 registered card holders in its program, and its population is almost forty million.
There are a number of reasons why this is a relatively low number in a state with a population of 8.652 Million. The confused legal status of medical marijuana in the United States is a big part of this, but the difficult regulatory scheme imposed by the New York Compassionate Care Act is a large part as well.
Keywords: Cannabis, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, New York, Compassionate Care Act
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