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Press Wrap-Up: Emergency Access to Medical Marijuana

Patients, family members and activists stood with legislators today to announce introduction of Assembly bill A. 7060, directing the state to establish a program to help critically ill patients obtain emergency access to medical marijuana as soon as possible. Here’s a collection of the press coverage from the event, and for more information here is the press release.

“As State Program Plods Along, Medical Marijuana Advocates Call for Access Now,” Albany Times-Union Capital Confidential blog

“Bill Would Speed Access to Medical Pot,” Albany Times-Union

“Gottfried Bill Would Speed Up Medical Marijuana Program,” Time Warner Cable / State of Politics

“12-year old epilepsy patient urges lawmakers to expedite medical marijuana program,” Rome Observer

“Assembly Health Chair Accuses Cuomo of Slowing Marijuana Access,” Capital New York

“Parents Ask Lawmakers to Make Medical Marijuana Available Now,” CBS 6 Albany (includes video)

“Lawmakers, Families Push for Emergency Medical Marijuana,” WGRZ Buffalo (includes video)

“Patients Seek Medical Marijuana Sooner,” Associated Press, via Oneida Dispatch

“Parents, Patients Push Quicker Marijuana Access,” Gannett, via Rochester Democrat & Chronicle