I admit I was giggly in the days leading up to my visit to Vireo Health in White Plains, NY — one of New York state’s first medical cannabis dispensaries. I bragged to my friends I was going and was repeatedly asked if I could bring back some weed. And, yeah, it was pretty funny […]

New York State has begun accepting applications for its medical marijuana licenses this week. Applicants can submit questions through May 5th and the Department of Health Services (DOH) must answer those questions by May 14th. The deadline for filing an application is May 29th. The nonrefundable application fee is $10,000 and the registration fee is […]

The state is going to pot, and that’s attracting “cannabusinesses” that want to get in on the wacky weed action. At least one company is seeking both retail and grow sites even though the state isn’t expected to request applications for some weeks — and for just five “organizations.” Other organizations could be added later. […]

New York Senators, Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, sent a letter urging the federal government to approve the state’s first-of-its-kind request to temporarily transport medical marijuana across state lines.  The letter, which was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, detailed support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration’s request to disperse out-of-state cannabidiol to children suffering from severe […]

New York Senator Liz Krueger will introduce a bill seeking to legalize marijuana for general use in New York state hoping the recent passage of medical marijuana laws will help give the bill momentum. Ms. Krueger, a Democrat representing Manhattan for more than a decade, said that in the legislative session beginning in January, she […]

Medical marijuana is now legal in New York and MarijuanaDoctors.com, a Plainview, N.Y. based company wants to help you find out if you can qualify! On Thursday August 14th MarijuanaDoctors.com will be hosting a ‘Cannabis Checkpoint’ outside its Plainview headquarters in its state wide effort to help patients understand the program and its details. The […]

When Gov. Cuomo signed the bill to to legalize pot use for some medical purposes in New York, he was aware that it would be at least 18 months before the cannabis was available. But now he is saying that 18 months might be too long for children with epilepsy to wait for relief from the cannabinoids. In […]

The New York Times editorial board endorsed the repeal of federal law banning marijuana use on Saturday with the article “Repeal Prohibition, Again”, a landmark moment in the decades-long fight for legalization. In the first of an interactive six-part series, the editorial board argues that the ban on marijuana has caused “great harm on society […]

Administration sources confirm that Gov. Cuomo signed the bill legalizing marijuana for selected medical use on Saturday . The bill was approved by the Senate and Assembly in the final days of the June legislative session and sent to Cuomo’s desk on June 24th. The governor had by midnight Saturday to sign or veto the bill. Cuomo is expected […]

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders announced an agreement for a pilot program to provide access to marijuana for some sick New Yorkers. The announcement came after days of intense negotiations between the Legislature and Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, who outlined a series of concerns and proffered a more restrictive system. The new agreement included a […]

An agreement between the state Senate and Assembly on whether to legalize medical marijuana in New York is due before midnight Monday in order to be voted on before the legislative session ends later this week. But Gov. Cuomo has outlined a series of concerns to lawmakers that must be addressed before he’ll even consider signing […]