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Thousands of New Yorkers suffer from cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, or severe disability. The suffering of these patients, especially those in the last stages of their life, is devastating for them and their families.

In June of 2014, the New York legislature passed legislation that will allow healthcare providers to recommend the medical use of marijuana under carefully controlled circumstances. New York’s medical marijuana law will allow healthcare providers to talk to their patients about medical marijuana and certify those with debilitating and life-threatening illnesses, so that they may have access to medical marijuana to relieve their symptoms.


Compassionate Care NY is a statewide group of patients, providers and organizations working together to relieve the suffering of thousands of seriously ill New Yorkers by establishing a carefully regulated medical marijuana program in New York. The Compassionate Care NY Campaign is a project of the Drug Policy Alliance.