The Growing Economy: New York Molds Strict Medical Marijuana Program After Minnesota

New York’s medical marijuana program is due to go online by January, but there are still a number of questions with how it will all work.  In part of the four-part series "The Growing Economy," Capital Tonight's Nick Reisman traveled to Minnesota to understand how that state’s medical marijuana program works for both doctors and patients. 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Patrick McClellan was running out of hope. 

"I needed an option, other than something that could potentially kill me, to try and fight these massive attacks and that's how I discovered cannabis," he said.

McClellan became one of the first patients in Minnesota to take advantage of the state's new, strictly regulated medical marijuana program. The New York program is one that's expected to be strictly overseen by state officials in Albany and a governor who can end the medical marijuana program at anytime. And it’s based on the Minnesota system....

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