Gov. Cuomo noted during Saturday's parade down 5th Ave., "Our veterans risked their lives in order to defend the ideals and principles that this nation was founded upon and it is our duty to do everything we can to support them when they return home", according to the New York State website.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Veterans Day to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. This includes military veterans, police officers and fire fighters, as well as survivors of domestic violence, rape, violent crime, and accidents.
The bill, which goes into effect immediately, adds PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions patients must have to access medical marijuana.
The decision comes just a week after the American Legion released a survey finding that 81 percent of military veteran households "want to have cannabis as a federally-legal treatment".
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Buhari had asked the upper chamber to approve the borrowing of $2.5 billion to finance the 2017 budget. President, these are infrastructural projects that will have very positive impacts on the economy".
According to Jill Montag, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health, New York State's Medical Marijuana Program has certified 35,621 patients, since its launch almost two years ago and has 1,316 registered practitioners.
The medical marijuana program in NY has been criticized for having too strict a list of qualifying conditions.
"What we've said to the veterans is we appreciate your service and when you come back home we'll be there for you. It's something that we've been talking about for a long time and I'm glad we're taking action today". Diane J. Savino (D-Staten Island), once S.5629 was signed into law on Veterans Day, the tenacious policymaker was elated.
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