Earlier this week, in New York, legislation was introduced in the State Assembly and Senate that would create a medical marijuana program in the Empire State. Assemblyman Gottfried introduced A. 06357, and Senator Savino introduced the Senate companion bill, S. 4406. Bills that, if passed, would make New York the next state to institute a medical marijuana program for seriously ill patients.
In New York, medical marijuana has been an uphill battle since day one, but the time has never been better to support sensible marijuana policy. With your help, New York could be the next state to pass medical marijuana legislation. SSDP sincerely hopes that New York will be able to join the other 18 states, and the District of Columbia, in ending the unjust policy of criminalizing sick and dying patients who choose to use a medicine that works for them.
Take action today by contacting your state legislators and asking them to support this important legislation that could change the lives of so many patients who need it most.
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