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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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