New York is now the 23rd state to make medical marijuana legal.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law over the weekend, but ceremonially put pen to paper at an event today at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.

New York has one of the more restrictive programs in the country.

Those who are eligible for medical marijuana will be able to buy a non-smokable version of the drug.

There are also significant penalties for physicians or pharmacists who abuse the program.

The bill will take effect immediately and sunset in seven years.