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  1. Ron Strider

    NY: Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill To Boost Hemp Production

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that aims to boost hemp production. Also on last week, the Democratic governor announced $10 million in state funds to boost industrial hemp research and development. While hemp is a variety of cannabis, it does not contain the level of...
  2. Ron Strider

    NY: Cuomo Signs Bill To Promote Industrial Hemp Production

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Wednesday that is aimed at promoting the growth of industrial hemp in New York. The new law amends existing statute to ensure that industrial hemp is considered an agricultural product and is treated in the same way that other crops and seeds are...
  3. Ron Strider

    New York Advocates Fire Up Marijuana Debate Again

    Some Democrats in the state Legislature on Monday called on New York to legalize recreational marijuana, saying the drug should be taxed and regulated. They reintroduced the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act that would create a legal market for marijuana, urging that the decriminalization...
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    Cuomo Promotes Industrial Hemp Production For NY

    Albnay, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to promote industrial hemp production in New York. The governor in one of his State of the State addresses Wednesday proposed expanding a pilot program that allows farmers to grow hemp in conjunction with state agricultural officials. Cuomo also...
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    NY Proposes Decriminalizing Marijuana

    Albany - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making another pitch for the state to decriminalize possession of some marijuana. Cuomo quietly included the proposal in a 380-page State of the State message that he provided late Wednesday to the State Legislature. "The illegal sale of marijuana cannot and...
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    Cuomo Signs Bill To Expand NY Hemp Industry

    Albany, N.Y. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday signed a bill into law to help grow the State's industrial hemp industry. Senator Tom O'Mara says the bill will allow for the transportation, processing, sale, and distribution of hemp grown as part of the state's research pilot...
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    Cuomo - Medical Marijuana Program Is 'A Good Law'

    Alabany - Criticism of the state's medical marijuana program apparently hasn't made its way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said Wednesday he was unaware of concerns that the program has been too restrictive and has limited patients' ability to get the drug. "I haven't heard issues that people...
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    Cuomo - Medical Marijuana Program Is 'A Good Law'

    Alabany - Criticism of the state's medical marijuana program apparently hasn't made its way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said Wednesday he was unaware of concerns that the program has been too restrictive and has limited patients' ability to get the drug. "I haven't heard issues that people...
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    Cuomo Defends NY State's Medical Marijuana Program

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday recognized that the state's slow moving medical marijuana program is not "perfect," but said he'd rather err on the side of caution than move it along too quickly. Eighteen months after signing the Compassionate Care Act into law, the state's medical marijuana...
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    New York: Cuomo Signs 2 Bills to Speed Up Medical Marijuana Distribution

    In a surprising move, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed two bills on Wednesday to establish an "emergency medical marijuana" program for qualified patients, two months before the planned debut of a statewide program providing for the medical use of the drug. The governor's action is an effort to...
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    New York: Cuomo Signs 2 Bills to Speed Up Medical Marijuana Distribution

    In a surprising move, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed two bills on Wednesday to establish an "emergency medical marijuana" program for qualified patients, two months before the planned debut of a statewide program providing for the medical use of the drug. The governor's action is an effort to...