TV News LIES

Thursday, Mar 05th

Last update04:39:24 AM GMT

You are here News Health New York governor announces plan for medical marijuana at hospitals

New York governor announces plan for medical marijuana at hospitals

E-mail Print PDF

CuomoNew York State is poised to allow 20 hospitals to distribute medical marijuana, Gov. Andrew Cuomo formally announced Wednesday.

"Research suggests that medical marijuana can help manage pain and treatment of cancer and other serious illnesses," Cuomo said in the annual State of State speech in Albany.

"We will establish a program allowing up to 20 hospitals to prescribe medical marijuana, and we will monitor the program to evaluate the effectiveness and the feasibility of a medical marijuana system," Cuomo added, without elaborating.

Medical marijuana advocates briefed on Cuomo's plan earlier this week said an executive action would allow certain hospitals to dispense the drug to certain patients. The governor's office did not return calls seeking comment.

State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, a Democrat from Manhattan and a leading proponent of comprehensive legislation for medical marijuana, said he learned about the executive action in a conversation Saturday with members of the governor's staff. He said the move paved the way for a "limited and cumbersome program" but called it a step forward.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Superbug Hits Second L.A. Hospital

Superbug hits second hospitaln the latest superbug outbreak, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discovered that four patients were infected with deadly...

Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab

primate lab, louisianaA dangerous, often deadly, type of bacteria that lives in soil and water has been released...

‘Green’ household products aren’t eco-friendly: study

green products not so greenDozens of supposedly eco-friendly products harbor dangerous toxic chemicals — even though they’re marketed as a...

Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking

Tobacco companies deny dangersNever underestimate the staying power of big tobacco.In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!