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NY recommending home delivery of medical marijuana

New York is recommending home delivery of medical marijuana products, among other changes to the state's current laws (SBG photo)

Albany, N.Y. (WHAM) - New York is recommending home delivery of medical marijuana products, among other changes to the state's current laws.

This comes from a report issued by the New York State Department of Health two years after Governor Cuomo signed a law legalizing medical marijuana.

The DOH is recommending several updates, including streamlining manufacturing requirements and broadening advertising capabilities for registered organizations. They also want to add five additional organizations to increase access to medical marijuana by 2018.

Additionally, the state would authorize Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to certify patients for medical marijuana under the Compassionate Care Act.

As of June 15, 2016, there are 24 registered practitioners and 99 patients in Monroe County for medical marijuana. One registered practitioner resides in Wyoming County, as well as Seneca County. There are registered patients in several other Rochester-area counties, but no registered practitioners.

Of the existing patients who have had medical marijuana prescribed for them, 85 percent are suffering from various forms of cancer.

The full report can be seen here.

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