Ny State Changed The Rules For Who Can Hand Out Medical Marijuana

06.26.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Effective immediately, nurse practitioners can register online and certify patients the same day. Previously, only doctors were allowed.

Officials say they hope it will streamline the process for the 22,000 patients enrolled. The state says it's simply boosting the medical marijuana program to meet growing demand.

Opponents of the program say it makes it even easier to access a drug that has no federal approval.