Medical marijuana chewables, lotions proposed in NY

Frederick Owens
August 11, 2017

The Cuomo administration is proposing to broaden access to medical marijuana by allowing patients to access it through ointments, patches, lozenges and chewable tablets, a move that could address one of patients' major criticisms about the program. Smoking marijuana remains prohibited under the.

As of August 8, 2017, there were 26,561 certified patients and 1,155 registered practitioners participating in the program. The department is working with course providers to create a two-hour certification course that can be taken as an alternative to the DOH's current four-hour course.

Along with the product changes, the new regulations also make changes for doctors and dispensaries.

The Health Department is also refining the training program for practitioners. They will then be subject to a 30-day public comment period before they can be adopted.

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Vireo operates a medical marijuana production facility at Tryon Technology Park in Fulton County.

Additionally, the state will allow licensed medical marijuana companies to advertise. Fiorello is building a production facility in Glenville (Hoffnung was a former executive at Fiorello Pharmaceuticals, according to an article in Crain's New York).

A Minnesota court has determined that a case involving the transport of medical marijuana products over state lines to Fulton County-based Vireo Health of NY may move forward to trial. Also coming to New York will be New York Canna, Valley Agriceuticals and Citiva Medical.

Now the drug is only available in liquid and oil forms, or a capsule taken orally. That number increased by 10,744, or 72 percent, since March when the Department of Health added chronic pain as an eligible condition, according to Zucker.

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