New York Assembly Votes to Seal Over 800,000 Marijuana Convictions
Assembly Bill 2142 would seal the conviction of those arrested for the simple possession of marijuana in public view. This would make such charges not appear on criminal background checks. This would effect over 800,000 people charged over the past 20 years.
A companion measure in the Senate SB 03809 recently passed the Codes Committee and is currently in the Judiciary Committee. If the Senate approves the companion measure, it will be sent to the Assembly. If the Senate passes the Assembly-approved measure, it will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo for consideration. Cuom....
New York: Patients Using Fewer Opioids Following Enrollment In Medical Cannabis Program
Patients enrolled in New York states medical cannabis program reduce their use of opioids and spend less money on prescription medications, according to data published online in the journal Mental Health Clinician.
Investigators from the GPI Clinical Research in Rochester and the University of Buffalo assessed trends in patients medical cannabis and prescription drug use following their enrollment into the states marijuana access program.
On average, subjects monthly analgesic prescription costs declined by 32 percent following enrollment, primarily due to a reduction in ....
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