New York's medical marijuana program expands access with home delivery

New York's state health department plans to expand access to medical marijuana, reports The New York Times.

It will do this via changes to New York's new medical marijuana program, which took effect in January. The program makes approved types of medical marijuana available with a physician's certification at designated dispensaries statewide.

Moving forward, the following changes are planned, according to the article.

  • Allowing home delivery, likely by the end of next month.
  • Allowing nurse practitioners to certify patients as medically qualified for the drug.
  • Streamlining restrictions on manufacturing medical marijuana.
  • Considering expanding the number of conditions that qualify patients to use it, including mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder and debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer's disease.


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