While medical marijuana got its foothold in New York with Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision this week, it will still take some serious legislation to make a fully effective program that has the stability behind it to make a difference for all of the patients in need -- legislation like The Compassionate Care Act. gabriel sayegh, State Director of New York for the Drug Policy Alliance, has called for New Yorkers to rally behind this legislation in order to bring ill New Yorkers the comprehensive medical marijuana program they deserve.
"Gov. Cuomo said he wants to create the best medical marijuana system in the country. Tell Gov. Cuomo that we need comprehensive legislation in order to create the best possible medical marijuana system. The Compassionate Care Act would allow healthcare practitioners to talk to their patients about medical marijuana and allow people with serious illnesses to access a small amount of marijuana to relieve their symptoms. The bill passed the Assembly last year with overwhelming support, but got stuck in the Senate. Gov. Cuomo can get things moving by calling on the Senate to act."