Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:03

What does this stand for? New York Medical Marijuana Compassionate Care Act. What doe is all mean?

Albany's legislative session ends on Thursday and NY lawmakers have have amended a bill that would essentially legalize medical marijuana and setting up a possible vote by the end of the week.

The Compassionate Care Act legalizes the use of pot for medical reasons by severely ill patients. This bill was amended just before midnight Monday to remove three conditions marijuana could be prescribed for: post-concussion syndrome lupus and diabetes. The proposed legislation eliminates an advisory panel, which would have controlled the new program.