(Gothamist) Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to create a medical-marijuana program by executive order would be vastly more restrictive than any of the 20 other states that allow therapeutic cannabis, and it almost certainly won't be able to obtain a reliable supply of quality medicine for patients.

Instead of advocating for the comprehensive medical marijuana bill proposed by Assemblymember Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) and State Sen. Diane Savino that passed the Assembly last year, the governor opted to revive a 1980 state law, the Antonio G. Olivieri Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Program, and plans to set up a study in which up to 20 hospitals would distribute the plant to approved patients.

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