New York’s medical marijuana law, known as the Compassionate Care Act, launched just last month. Yet the act has been the target of harsh criticism since Governor Andrew Cuomo signed it in July of 2014. Now Albany’s biggest advocate for legal medical marijuana, Manhattan assemblyman Richard Gottfried, has proposed legislation to improve the program. Gottfried, who originally introduced the measure in 1997, has been among the most forthright critics of the version that was eventually made into law.
Albany’s latest legislative session began less than a month ago. The legislation already Gottfried proposed a new bill that would direct the New York State Department of Health to approve at least five more companies. The companies are called “registered organizations” to grow and sell medical marijuana. The current law allows only five companies to produce and market the products. “In order to speed up the process, it authorizes the [health]department to consider the information that was submitted by various applicants in last year’s licensing process,” Gottfried tells the Voice. The department, in other words, could look at the runners-up from the 43 companies that competed for the five coveted licenses.
– Read the entire article at THe Village Voice.
The original Cannabis Culture website article.
For Further Enjoyment
For more informative cannabis news, come back to StonedGirls.com for anything your stoned mind could think of. We also have galleries, articles, reviews, and videos for any stoner that you can think of. If you want more videos, try StonedTube.com. They have humor, legalization news, documentaries, nsfw, recipes, and even more we could fit in this space. Or if you are looking to read, try StonedInsider.com, they have original content, political articles, celebrity news, also even more recipes you could ever want. Doesn’t matter where you go as long as we see you there!