New York will allow medical cannabis chewables, fizzy tablets and topicals

New York will allow medical cannabis chewables, fizzy tablets and topicals

  • Published: Aug 11, 2017, 9:25 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 9:25 am By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program.
  • The state also plans to create a new, shorter training program for physicians interested in authorizing medical marijuana for patients.
  • New York has one of the nation’s more conservative medical cannabis programs, and smokeable marijuana still isn’t allowed.
  • The new regulations are expected to take effect next month.
  • As of Tuesday there were 26,561 patients authorized to obtain medical marijuana in the state.

New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program, including methods of ingesting cannabis, and shorter doctor trainings.

@cannabist: New York will allow medical cannabis chewables, fizzy tablets and topicals

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 9:25 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 9:25 am

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program.

Health officials announced new regulations Thursday that will permit new forms of the drug, including chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges as well as topical lotions, ointments and patches.

The state also plans to create a new, shorter training program for physicians interested in authorizing medical marijuana for patients.

New York has one of the nation’s more conservative medical cannabis programs, and smokeable marijuana still isn’t allowed. But officials say they’re continuing to look for ways to tinker with the rules to make it easier for patients to get the help they need.

The new regulations are expected to take effect next month.

As of Tuesday there were 26,561 patients authorized to obtain medical marijuana in the state.

New York will allow medical cannabis chewables, fizzy tablets and topicals

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