New York becomes the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana when Governor Andrew Cuomo signs Assembly Bill 6357 into law on July 5, 2014.
The bill prohibits smoked marijuana and will tax the medical marijuana at a rate of 7%. The law automatically expires after seven years.
Conditions approved for use include cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord damage causing spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, and Huntington’s disease.
AB 6357, New York State Assembly website, July 5, 2014
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