NPR: Seniors Turn To Medical Marijuana For What Ails Them

Published on WBUR by Karen Michael on September 26, 2017 With 29 states allowing medical marijuana, senior citizens have been increasingly seeking its curative powers. But there are many obstacles, ranging from paying for the herb to finding a doctor who is licensed to prescribe. In New York, considered an especially restrictive medical marijuana state, reporter Karen Read More

Columbia Care expands home delivery of medical marijuana

Published on Politico Pro by Nick Niedzwiadek  on Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM EDT Columbia Care NY will expand its home delivery service of medical marijuana products later this fall. Columbia Care, one of the companies approved by the Department of Health to manufacture and sell medical marijuana, will operate in Cayuga, Onondaga, Nassau and Suffolk Read More

HIPAA-Compliant Online Chats For Medical Marijuana Come to New York — Deliveries Too

Published on Forbes  July 28, 2017 NEW YORK, N.Y. It can be hard for medical marijuana patients to get to a dispensary if for example they are homebound, elderly or suffer from seizures and can’t drive. A patchwork of delivery services has been expanding around the country, based on each state, county or city’s laws. But Read More

Dispensary rolls out medical marijuana delivery

Video courtesy of WHEC   Published on WHEC  April 13, 2017 A local dispensary has rolled out a delivery service for patients who qualify.Columbia Care went through an extensive process to ask New York State for permission to become the first in the state to deliver medical marijuana. They launched their pilot program right here in Rochester offering Read More

Progress and hurdles for NY’s medical marijuana program

Published on Press Connects by Joseph Spector at 3:42 p.m. EST December 16, 2016 Critics say New York’s law is too restrictive; the state is responding with new regulations that are expected to open access to more patients and health professionals. Joseph Spector ALBANY — On Wednesday, Steven Ognibene had to take the day off work. The Rochester Read More

Medical marijuana companies dubious about more growers

Published on Politico By Josefa Velasquez December 16, 2016 ALBANY — As the Cuomo administration moves to increase the number of medical marijuana growers and dispensaries, some of the organizations that were awarded licenses in 2015 say there is no need yet for additional growers.  “The market just hasn’t developed to really sustain an increase in the Read More

NY may add medical marijuana products

Published on Democrat & Chronicle by Lindsay Riback and Patti Singer on December 9th ALBANY — The state is poised to lift restrictions on medical marijuana growers that currently limit the number of products they can carry and prevent them from selling wholesale products to each other. The state Department of Health announced this week that Read More

Newsday: NYS expands medical marijuana product list, sale of extracts

Published on Newsday By Christine Chung  christine.chung@newsday.com The state Health Department announced Thursday that it will lift several restrictions on the medical marijuana program and allow wholesaling and the creation of additional products. The new policies are intended to “improve patient access, streamline production, increase choice and help lead to reduced costs,” according to a news Read More

New Yorkers with chronic pain will soon be able to treat it with medical marijuana

Published on Crain’s New York Business By Caroline Lewis Adding chronic pain to the list of health conditions approved for cannabis treatment could help the state’s nascent industry and offer an alternative to opioids New Yorkers suffering from chronic pain will soon be able to treat it with medical marijuana, the state Health Department announced Thursday. Adding Read More

NY tweaks medical pot law but still no talk of legalization

New York is loosening some restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but there is no sign the state is in any hurry to embrace full legalization By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some Read More