Without insurance coverage, marijuana is too expensive for many who need it.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Tuesday unveiled a new policy ending almost all prosecution of marijuana possession and smoking.

The NY state Assembly voted "yes" to a bill that would allow people who have been diagnosed with opioid addiction to use medical marijuana. Supporters say medical marijuana can help with withdrawal and make it easier for people to stop using opioids.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to instruct the New York Police Department to stop arrests of New Yorkers smoking weed in public while additionally forming a task force to ease what he sees as an inevitable full legalization of recreational marijuana.

For the first time, the state has opened up growing and processing industrial hemp to farmers, businesses and researchers. State agriculture officials expect industrial hemp production will almost double in 2018.

Actress Cynthia Nixon is challenging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination in next fall's election, and it appears the Sex and the City star is making marijuana legalization a cornerstone of her campaign.

New York will study whether it's plausible to legalize marijuana for recreational use as neighboring states move ahead with it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, father of the Compassionate Care Act, wants doctors to be able to recommend cannabis for any condition.

A new $3.2 million facility near Binghamton, New York, is the first in the United States to receive some form of government assistance to promote the processing of hemp.

The majority of registered voters in New York support the legalization of marijuana, according to a new poll released on Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

New York’s Department of Health is close to easing regulations for companies to make new products; and patients, their caretakers and providers to learn about medical marijuana.

ALBANY — There’s the rub. Medical marijuana will soon be available in chewable tablets, lozenges, and ointments under new regulations announced Thursday by the state Health Department.

ALBANY — The GOP-controlled state Senate on Tuesday easily approved legislation that allows medical marijuana to be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making a late-session push to boost the state's budding hemp industry, introducing a bill late Saturday that would treat the plant more like other agricultural crops in New York.

Eager to get in on what’s expected to be a booming industry, cannabis companies and investors are beginning to flock to New York state.

Right now, PTSD is not included on the list of sicknesses that can be relieved with medical cannabis in New York.

The recently-passed state budget eliminates a cap on New York’s burgeoning industrial hemp industry. That will allow more farmers to be able to research, grow and process a crop that could turn into a million-dollar business.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two more colleges have been authorized to participate in New York's industrial hemp pilot program.

ALBANY -- Chronic pain sufferers will now be able to get medical marijuana prescribed to them in New York.


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