Slow start for NY’s strict medical marijuana program

1/16/16–New York’s program – one of the strictest out of the 23 states that allow medical marijuana – has had a widely anticipated slow beginning, but there are signs it’s gaining momentum. The state Health Department says more than 165 patients have now qualified, a figure that’s more than doubled in a week but is still just a sliver of the potential patient pool. More than 225 doctors have now taken the state-required training, up from about 150 last week. Read