420 with CNW — How New Cannabis Law in New York Could Impact Medical Marijuana

April 9, 2021 03:25:43

As March drew to a close, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, making it the 15th state alongside the District of Columbia to allow adult-use cannabis. The legislation will allow adults over age 21 to possess up to 24 grams of cannabis concentrate and 3 ounces of cannabis flower; adults will also be allowed to grow up to six cannabis plants at home. Additionally, the bill will automatically expunge prior cannabis offenses that are now considered legal.

Medical cannabis patients in New York will be happy to know that the adult-use bill will also have positive implications for the medical marijuana sector. For starters, it will allow doctors to prescribe cannabis for a lot more medical conditions than current legislation allows. At the moment, state law allows doctors to only prescribe medical cannabis to patients with certain qualifying conditions. According to the state department of health, the new law will allow doctors…


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