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New York State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Governor Cuomo and State lawmakers announced that a deal had been reached to legalize medical marijuana. The legislation will make New York the second largest state, after California, to allow the drug for medical purposes.

“Medical marijuana has the potential to do a lot of good for a lot of people,” Cuomo said at a press conference. “Some of these cases are some of the most heart-wrenching you’ve ever heard, dealing with children.”

The legislation will allow doctors to certify patients for medical marijuana to treat epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and several other conditions. As the science develops, New York health officials will be able to add more conditions to the list. [Read More…]

Rob Meagher

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Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

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