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New York poised to legalize medical marijuana

In Regulatory, Top Stories by David Silverberg

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York will announce this week plans to loosen the restriction marijuana laws to make the plant available to those with specific illnesses. Cuomo’s initiative will be more restrictive than medical marijuana laws passed in states such as California and Nevada. The plan will allow “just 20 hospitals across the state to prescribe marijuana to …

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Massachusetts panel approves regulations for medical marijuana

In Regulatory, Top Stories by David Silverberg

On May 8, Massachusetts public health officials approved final regulations for the use of medical marijuana, effective on May 24. The first registered, nonprofit dispensary for medical marijuana could open in January, as MassLive.com reports. The new regulations now propel the licensure process for medical marijuana dispensaries, limits on how much marijuana a patient can generally use, and ways to ensure access to low-income patients. The …