By Josefa Velasquez, Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. — Dozens of advocates for legalizing medical marijuana rallied at New York’s Capitol on Wednesday and blamed Gov. Andrew Cuomo for stalling a proposal that’s before lawmakers.

They asked Cuomo to support passing the measure before this year’s regular legislative session concludes this week.

“I don’t understand how a politician who has no medical education or training is the one who’s deciding the treatment my son can have or not have,” said Missy Miller, whose 14-year-old son Oliver uses a wheelchair and suffers from hundreds of seizures. Certain strains of marijuana that are low in THC, the psychoactive ingredient that gets users high, have received international attention for curbing seizures in children.
 

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