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Deal reached on medical marijuana proposal

Albany, N.Y. - The deadline for the State Senate and Assembly to agree on whether to legalize medical marijuana was midnight -- and a a deal was reached, according to Senator Ted O'Brien's office.

Lawmakers needed to agree last night in order to vote before the legislative session ends on Thursday.

The Compassionate Care Act would allow patients with one of 20 diseases to be given marijuana under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will only sign the bill if proper regulations are in place.

 
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