Friday, June 20
(Albany, NY) -- New York lawmakers are giving the go-ahead to medical marijuana. The Senate and Assembly voted today to approve the legislation that gives the governor the authority to end the program on the recommendation of either the State Police Superintendent or the Health Commissioner. The doses will be administered either by pill or vapor, not by smoking, and the list of diseases the drug can be prescribed for will be tightly controlled. New York joins two dozen other medical marijuana states.