Lift the Limits!
In 2014 the Compassionate Care Act (CCA) passed, legalizing medical cannabis in New York State. Unfortunately, under the current Act very few patients are eligible for New York’s medical marijuana program.
Only 10 conditions qualify patients to receive medical marijuana in the state. For instance, PTSD and Alzheimer’s are two serious conditions not covered by the CCA. If you think New York leaders should expand the medical marijuana to include these conditions sign our petition here:
Lift the Limits!Read the petition
Expanding covered conditions is just one of the problems with NY’s medical marijuana program. Some other concerns are:
- Unlike programs in Massachusetts and Colorado, there are no provisions in the law or regulations for low income families, while 15% of New Yorkers are living below the poverty level.
- There will only be 20 dispensaries spread across the entire state, forcing patients to travel long distances to get medicine.
- New York’s program prohibits the smoking of marijuana in whole plant form, despite strong scientific evidence that supports the medicinal efficacy of whole plant consumption.
In July 2015, five registered organizations were selected to manufacture and sell marijuana for medicinal use. The program is slated to begin in January 2016.
Help CCNY fight for change by signing our petition!