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Medical Marijuana

Why Support Medical Marijuana in New York

The Compassionate Care Act

The New York proposal was drafted with careful, strict controls: under tight regulation, a patient who has been certified by a healthcare provider to use medical marijuana would register with the New York State Department of Health and receive a patient identification card. Specially approved organizations — such as hospitals or community health centers — would dispense the medical marijuana to registered patients, under DOH supervision.

Brief summary of legislation

Patients

Designated Caregivers

Healthcare Practitioners

Department of Health

Dispensaries