What is Compassionate Care Act?
In July 2014, New York enacted the Compassionate Care Act. The program will ensure that Medical Marijuana is available for certified patients with serious conditions and is dispensed and administered in a manner that protects public health and safety.
Who can obtain Medical Marijuana in New York State?
If you are a resident of New York State, you are potentially eligible for Medical Marijuana if you have been diagnosed with a specific severe, debilitating or life threatening condition that is accompanied by an associated or complicating condition. By law, those conditions include: Cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury with spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, and Huntington’s disease. The associated or complicating conditions are cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.