NY Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

06.20.14 | FL News Team

Late last night,  Medical Marijuana passed in New York State.The bill, however, prohibits patients from smoking the drug. Instead, doctors can only prescribe edibles, tinctures or vaporizers. Of the 22 other states that have legalized medical marijuana, only Minnesota also bans smoking of the drug, which some experts say is the most effective method of delivery for many patients. Opponents say marijuana is dangerous as heavy use can lead to long-term memory dysfunction and depression. The Compassionate Care Act, the governor said, will make medical marijuana accessible to patients suffering from certain diseases, including AIDS, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and cancer.