Test whether Cuomo is serious: when do we see the Executive Order?

The articles and comments I have seen concerning Governor Cuomo’s proposal to re-implement the old, defunct Oliveiri Statute by executive order have been uniformly skeptical of his plan. Some of them made the objection I did, which is that no hospital worried about losing federal funding is going to participate¬†(although the article at the foregoing… Read More Test whether Cuomo is serious: when do we see the Executive Order?

The New York Times opposes the Cuomo proposal, calls on him to support the existing legislation

The New York Times today said that Governor Cuomo’s proposal to distribute cannabis through hospitals may be too restrictive and called on him to support the Gottfried/Savino bill. The Times put forth different reasons then I identified (that it’s fundamentally unworkable since it would jeopardize federal funding of any participating hospital): the editorial board said… Read More The New York Times opposes the Cuomo proposal, calls on him to support the existing legislation

New York already is a medical cannabis state: what does the Senate propose now?

Upon further reflection following my first post on the Cuomo announcement and triggered by an interchange with a friend, I had the following thought: Governor Cuomo’s stated intent to resurrect and give effect to the Oliveiri Statute is a direct challenge to the Senate opponents of the medical use of cannabis. New York already is… Read More New York already is a medical cannabis state: what does the Senate propose now?

Major development in New York State: Governor Cuomo proposes a medical cannabis law – that’s functionally unworkable

According to the New York Times, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he will propose to distribute cannabis for medical purposes through hospitals. The idea is that he will reactivate the “Oliveiri Statute,” New York State’s medical cannabis law from the early 1980s that has sat unused on the statute books for decades.… Read More Major development in New York State: Governor Cuomo proposes a medical cannabis law – that’s functionally unworkable