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State enhances medical marijuana program

State enhances medical marijuana program
Posted at 1:12 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 13:12:36-04

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has several new enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program as the number of certified patients continues to rise since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition.

The enhancements will streamline and simplify the registration process for practitioners, making it easier to certify patients for the medical marijuana program.

The Department has also approved the addition of a second course on the medical use of marijuana, a prerequisite for practitioners seeking to participate in the program.  

“Practitioners are key to the success of New York’s Medical Marijuana Program, and making registration easier and increasing their options for learning about medical marijuana will enable them to better evaluate whether it is an appropriate treatment option for some of their patients,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. “This is another important step in the program’s growth, as we continue to see a major increase in patients since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition.”

For more information on the state's enhancements just go to the New York State website.