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Will New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Launch This Month as Planned?

Nearly 18 months after the Compassionate Care Act was signed into law, medical marijuana advocates say they fear the state’s new highly restrictive program won’t be ready this month, as planned.

“I know they want to go slow on this and that’s fine, but patients have waited too long for this,” said Daniel Ryszka, a pharmacist and Amherst resident with two children – a daughter, 15, and a son, 8 – who suffer from seizures. “They need help now.”

January is the scheduled start date of a new program in which state-approved dispensaries are supposed to start providing marijuana to eligible patients under strict guidelines. [Read more at the Buffalo News]

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