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by Andrew Mangini
News 12: State Dept. of Health report supports legalization of marijuana

NYACK - A new report from state health officials is recommending the legalization of marijuana. Under a directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state Department of Health has been weighing the benefits and risks of legalizing marijuana since January. The results of that study supported a pro-legalization market. Dr. Stephen Dahmer, the chief medical officer for Vireo Health, said legalization could potentially lower the rate of death caused by painkillers. He is one of only 10 organizations in the state licensed to grow and sell medical cannabis. Click here to watch the full story and hear Dr. Dahmer's thoughts.

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by Andrew Mangini
Daily Gazette: Health Department report supports legal recreational marijuana

Positive impact would outweigh potential negatives, report concludes By John Cropley ALBANY — The state Department of Health issued a report Friday supporting the legalization of marijuana for recreational use...

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by Andrew Mangini
STATEMENT: Vireo Health of New York CEO Ari Hoffnung responds to Health Department marijuana impact assessment

The following statement can be attributed to Ari Hoffnung, Chief Executive Officer of Vireo Health of New York, one of only 10 organizations licensed in the state to grow, cultivate,...

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by Andrew Mangini
News 12: Medical marijuana to be used to treat opioid use in NY

YONKERS - Officials say opioid use will now be one of 13 qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in New York. According to the New York state Department of Health, medical marijuana...

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by Andrew Mangini
Daily Gazette: DOH to allow medical marijuana for opioid treatment

Decision would expand market for medical marijuana By Stephen Williams ALBANY -- The state Department of Health plans to add opioid use to the conditions for which medical marijuana can be...

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