New York latest US state to allow medical marijuana

New York is the latest US state to allow medical marijuana, shown here is a cannabis farmer's market in California where it is already legalGovernor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill making New York the 23rd US state to legalize marijuana for medical use. The state's law requires a medical prescription for marijuana and limits its use to help treating patients with cancer, HIV, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's, epilepsy and a few other illnesses. Patients also must agree to sign up for the medical marijuana program. "New York State has a proud history of being in the forefront of many advances in medicine," Cuomo said.

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