Wednesday, May 27, 2009
NY Medical Marijuana Moves Forward
The Senate Health Committee approved legislation today that would legalize marijuana for medical use. Not so fast though, the bill still has to go through the Senate Codes Committee before finally getting to the floor for a vote.
The bill highlights that ill patients would be able to have up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and 12 mature plants.
The medical marijuana legislation in the Assembly was reported by the Health Committee and now sits in the Codes Committee. It is not on the latter committee’s meeting agenda for tomorrow.
This is the first step of many to get this bill passed. Hopefully this bill will not hit any legal "hitches" and move into voting soon.
The movement is gaining momentum bit by bit nation wide. Just read some of the comments on the net.