Status: In New York, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
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Number of New York Licenses Available
The History of New York Marijuana
On July 2014, a bill (S7923) signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo legalized medical marijuana use for patients with qualifying conditions. Only five registered organizations were allowed by law and were awarded in August of 2015. The licensee holders are allowed to open 4 dispensaries each, totaling to 20 locations in the whole state.
Qualifying Medical Conditions: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord tissue damage, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease), neuropathies and Huntington’s Disease.