According to published report on Saturday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will announce plans to legalize medical marijuana through an executive order.
Cuomo is expected to legalize medical marijuana on a limited basis at 20 hospitals for specific conditions.
USA Today reports:
The move would be a shift for Cuomo, who is up for re-election in November. As recently as April, he voiced opposition to the idea, questioning whether it could be properly regulated. But he also has said that he would keep an open mind on the issue, saying it is an “evolving one.”
Cuomo was once completely opposed to the idea, once stating:
“I do not support medical marijuana. I understand the pros and cons. I understand the argument. We are looking at it, but at this point, I don’t support medical marijuana.”
We’re sure there are lots of folks glad he had a change of heart and ready to get in line for their medical marijuana card.
So far twenty states have legalized medical marijuana, and Colorado on Wednesday began allowing recreational marijuana use, making a killing in sales the first day the law was instated.
SOURCE: USA Today