Deal Reached On Medical Marijuana In New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached a deal on a medical marijuana program in New York.
Under the deal, the governor will have 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.
Also, the list of diseases the drug can be prescribed for will be tightly controlled.
Cuomo says the added provisions protecting public safety and health give him the confidence to sign the bill into law.