Medical Marijuana Is Now legal In New York State

Posted By Levi

January 9th, 2014 7:26pm

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. Research has shown that the drug has medical value and can be used to treat severe pain associated with cancer and other severe illness. In a recent survey, 76 percent of international doctors agreed that marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes.

Besides, in the most recent Pew survey the majority of Americans now favor the legalization of marijuana.

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With the changing attitude of Americans towards marijuana, many states are now easing their restrictions toward the drug. Voters in Colorado and Washington State voted last year to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Yesterday, New York became the 21st state to legalize marijuana for medical use.  In making the announcement, Governor Cuomo said the state will allow certain hospitals to distribute the drug to certain patients.

Here is a map showing the various states that have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use.


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