Governor Cuomo Rejects Revamped Medical Marijuana Bill

Governor Andrew Cuomo has rejected a medical marijuana bill newly amended by lawmakers to address some concerns he has raised in negotiations, which continued Tuesday.

Cuomo said the changes to the so-called Compassionate Care Act don’t include a ban on smoking the drug and requiring the program to be evaluated in five years.

Lawmakers revised the measure late Monday, just beating a deadline and setting up a possible vote by the end of the week. The regular session is scheduled to end Thursday.

“We’ve made progress in the discussion, but we’re not there yet,” the Democrat told public radio’s “Capitol Pressroom” on Tuesday.

The bill would legalize medical marijuana for severely ill patients. Among the changes made Monday were allowing only doctors to prescribe the drug, dropping three conditions for which marijuana could be prescribed – diabetes, lupus and post-concussion syndrome – and doing away with an advisory panel that would oversee the program.

– Read the entire article at CBS New York.

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3 Comments

  1. T.Lyle on

    Voters will remember this Cuomo. Your career just ended.

  2. Mrs.Ratsrectum on

    have on him? What the hell is wrong with this guy?

  3. Weed The People on

    No heart politican