NY Governor Reconsidering MMJ

Now that his state has passed a same-sex marriage law, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said just before his election last November that he thinks the dangers of legalizing marijuana – even for medical use – outweigh its benefits, has now said he’s reconsidering that stance.

Specifically, the governor, who has also admitted to smoking marijuana during his youth, said he’s talking to people on both sides of the MMJ issue, though so far he still opposes its prescription use.

New York State Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) believes her state has to follow the lead of neighboring New Jersey in order to help patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, and other chronic diseases.

Here’s hoping that if New York does move forward with MMJ legalizaton, it doesn’t follow New Jersey’s lead with regard to spending over a year haggling over rules and regulations.

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3 Responses to NY Governor Reconsidering MMJ

  1. CannaConnoisseur says:

    I agree with the last sentence fully. It may sound horrible to say, but by the time New Jersey will have their MMJ industry up and running, many patients with chronic and debilitating conditions may have continued to suffer or worse – passed away.

  2. lindzzz says:

    That is too true. We make it legal but we get caught up in the red tape. In the meantime people are suffering and using inferior or harmful drugs.

  3. reee 10 says:

    I hope New York does change it’s prohibitive marijuana laws and soon. They are one of the worst states to deal with if you get caught with any amount of weed. If they don’t patients will simply rely on their neighborhood pot dealer to get their meds.