New York

Thu
04
Jun

Company leasing space for medical marijuana dispensary in Downtown Brooklyn

A Long Island company vying for a state license to distribute medical marijuana has leased space in Downtown Brooklyn, Crain's first reported Thursday.

PalliaTech Inc., a producer of marijuana-based pain medications, is looking to move into the second floor of 425 Fulton St., between Pearl and Jay Streets, where it will take up 3,000 square feet of space.

Thu
04
Jun

Utica, Rochester may get medical marijuana dispensaries

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Medical marijuana dispensaries may be coming to Utica and Rochester.

A company that has applied to the state for a medical marijuana license announced today it will open dispensaries in those cities as well as Newburgh and Brooklyn if it gets a license.

PalliaTech, a Long Island based company, said the four proposed dispensaries will provide access to medical marijuana for patients who live in 52 of the state's 62 counties.

Thu
04
Jun

Thursday: Everything You Wanted To Know About Marijuana Reform In New York

What is the status of medical marijuana in New York? How can one get a medical card or a dispensary license? How can we end racially biased marijuana arrests in New York? Will NY tax and regulate marijuana like Colorado and Washington? Come get the answers to these questions and more. Join the Drug Policy Alliance, along with leaders in the marijuana industry, policymakers, experts, and patients to get an insider perspective on the state of marijuana policy reform in New York. Learn about New York’s new medical marijuana program and plans to legalize marijuana for adult use and to rebuild our communities devastated by marijuana prohibition.

What: Fundraiser — VIP reception and program to discuss New York’s marijuana policies and emerging industry

Wed
03
Jun

Dent Neurologic turns to medical marijuana

Amherst, N.Y. -  

Dent Neurologic Institute in Amherst is partnering with a Lewiston business to become a clinical research center for the use of medical marijuana.

Dent and Herbal Agriculture will be working together to develop treatment and protocol for treating neurological disorders with marijuana.

Wed
03
Jun

Being one of the first companies to apply for a medical marijuana license in New York isn't always best

Competition is heating up among companies jockeying for one of the state's five medical-marijuana licenses. But for some, being an early adopter in New York, with its restrictive medical-marijuana law, isn't worth the financial risk.

Wed
03
Jun

Survey: 76 percent of doctors approve of medical marijuana use

A majority of doctors would approve the use of medical marijuana, according to a new survey.

"We were surprised by the outcome of polling and comments, with 76 percent of all votes in favor of the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes -- even though marijuana use is illegal in most countries," the survey's authors wrote.

The results appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 30. It included responses from 1,446 doctors from 72 different countries and 56 different states and provinces in North America. In addition, 118 doctors posted comments about their decision on the survey.

Tue
02
Jun

Which State Has Cleared Over 80% of Its Prior Cannabis Convictions? The Leafly Legalization Roundup

With summer just around the corner, many legislative sessions are nearing an end, but that doesn't mean the end for cannabis progress! This week brings surprising and heartwarming news from down on the bayou in Louisiana, while California’s discussing legalization, New York is gearing up to select growers for their medical program, and India just held their first ever medical cannabis conference.

 

U.S. Updates

CALIFORNIA

Tue
02
Jun

Medical Marijuana Feeds Familiar Hopes of Renewal Around New York State

Don Crawford on his family's farm in Wallkill, N.Y., which is adjacent to property where a company wants to produce medical marijuana. Mr. Crawford supports the proposal.

By Anemona Hartocollis

WALLKILL, N.Y. — Don Crawford comes from a long line of Orange County farmers. Though he no longer tends dairy cows, he still cuts hay for the thriving equestrian industry, and cringes at the creep of the suburbs.

So when a stranger came to town and announced plans to grow marijuana on the fallow land next to his, Mr. Crawford was thrilled.

“It’s better than a bunch of houses,” he said.

Mon
01
Jun

Medical marijuana applicant gets boost from URMC

A Seneca County company vying for one of five state licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana has gotten a boost for its application from the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Supervisor of the Town of Gates.

Citiva Medical, LLC already has support from officials in Romulus, Seneca County to build a medical marijuana growing facility at the former Seneca Army Depot. Late last month, Gates Town Supervisor Mark Assini urged the the state Health Department to grant the company a license to sell its products “in a properly zoned retail location” in the town. He did not provide specifics.

Mon
01
Jun

License to Supply Pot: Deadline Nears for Firms in New York

Companies have until June 5 to file applications with the state’s health department for one of five licenses to dispense medical marijuana

Erik Holling spent more than 10 years helping turn a family business into a global information-technology company with a staff of 3,500 people in more than 190 countries.

Now he is aiming to be at the forefront of a new industry for New York state: medical marijuana.

Mr. Holling, who earlier in his career worked in medical research and health care, is now president of Valley Agriceuticals, a Purchase-based health-care company vying for one of five licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana in New York.

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