medical marijuana http://wrvo.org en Medical marijuana becomes legal in New York http://wrvo.org/post/medical-marijuana-becomes-legal-new-york <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York is now the </span>23<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> state to allow medical marijuana, now that </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But, it will be some time before patients will have access to the drug.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:32:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58483 at http://wrvo.org Medical marijuana becomes legal in New York Senate sponsor of medical marijuana bill gratified by large number of 'yes' votes http://wrvo.org/post/senate-sponsor-medical-marijuana-bill-gratified-large-number-yes-votes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a lengthy debate of several hours, the medical marijuana bill was approved in the Senate , and now goes to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has said he'll sign it. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sponsor Diane </span>Savino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says she’s “gratified” by the larger than expected number of yes votes, including some surprise votes from traditionally conservative Senators.</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:27:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57754 at http://wrvo.org State Senate passes medical marijuana bill http://wrvo.org/post/state-senate-passes-medical-marijuana-bill <p><strong>Updated, 3:50 p.m.:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a lengthy debate of several hours, the medical marijuana bill was approved in the state Senate, and now goes to the desk of </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo, who has said he'll sign it.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Sponsor Sen. Diane Savino says she’s "gratified" by the larger than expected number of yes votes, including some surprise votes from traditionally conservative senators.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:29:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57666 at http://wrvo.org State Senate passes medical marijuana bill New York to allow limited medical marijuana under agreement http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-allow-limited-medical-marijuana-under-agreement <p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:39:39 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57633 at http://wrvo.org New York to allow limited medical marijuana under agreement Cuomo, legislative leaders agree on heroin bills, still discussing medical marijuana http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-legislative-leaders-agree-heroin-bills-still-discussing-medical-marijuana <p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:15:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57562 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, legislative leaders agree on heroin bills, still discussing medical marijuana Medical marijuana bill sponsors hold private meeting with Cuomo http://wrvo.org/post/medical-marijuana-bill-sponsors-hold-private-meeting-cuomo <p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:26:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57486 at http://wrvo.org Medical marijuana bill sponsors hold private meeting with Cuomo Legislative session could end with a whimper http://wrvo.org/post/legislative-session-could-end-whimper <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legislative session is scheduled to end </span><span data-term="goog_876058924" style="line-height: 1.5;" tabindex="0">on Thursday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and many issues remain unresolved. But a low-key end of session might not matter much to New York’s top political figures.</span></p><p>The chances of passage for several key issues promoted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including a Women’s Equality Act and public campaign finance appear dim, due to opposition from Senate Republicans.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57424 at http://wrvo.org Legislative session could end with a whimper Cuomo says medical marijuana bill isn't dead yet http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-medical-marijuana-bill-isnt-dead-yet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo said today that there's still a chance the state legislature could pass a medical marijuana bill that he would sign.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:19:13 +0000 Catherine Loper 57235 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says medical marijuana bill isn't dead yet Cuomo downplays chances of end-of-session agreements http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-downplays-chances-end-session-agreements <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo is downplaying the chances of any major agreements before the legislative session ends later this month.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:45:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57070 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo downplays chances of end-of-session agreements State Senate will determine fate of medical marijuana http://wrvo.org/post/state-senate-will-determine-fate-medical-marijuana <p></p><p>The fate of a medical marijuana bill remains up in the air in New York state. The state Assembly has approved a version that would allow patients to obtain the drug for medical treatment, while a similar measure remains hung up in the state Senate.</p><p>Advocates cheered as the New York State Assembly approved a medical marijuana bill that would &nbsp;permit patients to possess small amounts of marijuana to treat approved medical conditions. The legislation also sets up licensed dispensaries to grow and sell the drug to sick people.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:04:50 +0000 Karen DeWitt 56691 at http://wrvo.org State Senate will determine fate of medical marijuana Drug legalization and abuse topics in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/drug-legalization-and-abuse-topics-albany <p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:01:05 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55048 at http://wrvo.org Drug legalization and abuse topics in Albany Unfinished business in legislative session http://wrvo.org/post/unfinished-business-legislative-session <p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:57:20 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54995 at http://wrvo.org Unfinished business in legislative session State Senate is sticking point for legalizing medical marijuana http://wrvo.org/post/state-senate-sticking-point-legalizing-medical-marijuana <p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:49:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 54929 at http://wrvo.org State Senate is sticking point for legalizing medical marijuana Medical marijuana next big issue for state legislature after lengthy spring break http://wrvo.org/post/medical-marijuana-next-big-issue-state-legislature-after-lengthy-spring-break <p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:17:05 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53988 at http://wrvo.org Lawmakers skeptical medical marijuana program can be ready in a year http://wrvo.org/post/lawmakers-skeptical-medical-marijuana-program-can-be-ready-year <p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:07:39 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50962 at http://wrvo.org Siena poll shows Cuomo gaining popularity http://wrvo.org/post/siena-poll-shows-cuomo-gaining-popularity <p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:32:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50182 at http://wrvo.org