In New York State, Medical Marijuana Giving New Hope

ilovenewyorkCompassionate Care Center of New York, run by a gastroenterologist, Larry Good, from Long Island, has leased a greenhouse in Newark, in western New York, that once belonged to the Jackson & Perkins garden company. The village’s mayor, Jonathan Taylor, remembered that in its heyday, Newark was known as the Rose Capital of America.

As of now, doctors can prescribe the drug’s use to treat only 10 conditions, including cancer, H.I.V./AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy; even then, patients must have specific symptoms and functional limitations.

To read more, visit http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/nyregion/medical-marijuana-feeds-familiar-hopes-of-renewal-around-new-york-state.html

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