New York Health Department Approves Medical Marijuana Expansion Plan – News

In an effort to expand medical marijuana patient access and treatment options, the New York Department of Health has officially approved a host of new regulations for the state’s fledgling cannabis marketplace.

According to the New York Daily News, New Yorkers with a doctor’s recommendation will soon be able to purchase infused topical creams and ointments, patches, lozenges, chewable tablets and a host of other, non-smokeable cannabis products. Patients are currently restricted to oral capsules and vaporizable liquids. All forms of smokable bud will still be banned from the legal market.

In addition to the new products being made available, the new regulations will hope to make it easier for new patients to join the so-far restrictive system. Instead of banning anyone without a doctor’s recommendation from entering state-certified MMJ facilities, new rules will allow any prospective client to go on-site, ask questions, discuss the program with actual experts and see for themselves what legal weed looks like.

“This is yet another positive step forward for New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program,”  State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said. “These…

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