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Medical Marijuana: Press round-up

Governor Cuomo’s decision to activate the 1980 Olivieri law on medical marijuana has generated a lot of press coverage.  Here are some highlights:

Patients’ stories:

Time Warner News, Medical Marijuana a Major Issue for Some Families

New York Times, With Marijuana Access on Horizon, Patients Fear Potential Restrictions

ReutersNew York’s Medical Marijuana Law Excludes Some Who Seek the Drug

Rochester Homepage, Rochester Breast Cancer Group Supports Medical Marijuana

For many more patient stories, please see my medical marijuana hearings held on December 5 in Buffalo and December 18 in Mineola.  Speakers offered powerful testimony about the benefits of medical marijuana for patients suffering from severe and debilitating conditions.  Video, audio, and agendas can be found here under “Archived videos.”

Editorial pages:

New York Times, Medical Marijuana in New York.

Albany Times-Union, Medical Marijuana now

News analysis:

Bloomberg News, Cuomo Set to Revive New York Medical Marijuana Law

Buffalo News, Veteran Lawmaker Wants Law, Not Regulatory Approach

Syracuse Post-Star, Marijuana Seized in Drug Busts Could Go to Cancer Patients Under Cuomo Medical Pot Program

Wall Street Journal, New York’s Puzzling Medical Marijuana Plan

YNN’s Capitol Tonight, Assembly Member Gottfried Gives Thoughts On Cuomo’s Medical Marijuana Announcement

Forbes, Where Will Andrew Cuomo Get His Medical Marijuana?