New York medical marijuana gets law tweak, but no talk of legalization

screen-shot-2016-12-27-at-8-36-29-am12/5/16–In an effort to boost patient access, treat New York officials are loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law. However, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to embrace full legalization. New York’s medical marijuana law still has some of the strictest rules among the more than 20 states that allow medical pot, but the state is looking at permitting additional companies to open new dispensaries, a move opposed by the operators of the 19 current dispensaries around the state. Read