Medical Marijuana Passes in Health Committee

The New York State Senate Health Committee passed a bill on Tuesday legalizing the use and sale of medical marijuana, which will allow it to move forward for a full senate vote. The bill’s sponsor, Democratic Senator Diane Savino of Staten Island stated that this is a step forward for the legalizing process, but there is still a ways to go. On Tuesday in the committee Senator William Larkin, Republican from New Windsor, Orange County, crossed party lines and voted with the eight Democrats to support the bill nine to eight votes. The bill would legalize the use of marijuana in the treatment of twenty illnesses such as cancer and post traumatic, while regulating the manufacturing of the plant, and would set up a tax of seven percent retail value. The legislation now moves to the Senate Finance Committee for a vote.

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