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NY expanding medical marijuana program

Oct 20, 2016 12:05 am
Matthew Hamilton in Capitol Confidential reports a runner-up in last year's state medical marijuana license competition said Oct. 18 that the state Department of Health contacted the company about trying again for a license to grow and sell the drug in New York, as the state may be expanding the program. Earlier this summer, the Department of Health recommended to increase access to new medicines to eligible patients. DOH spokeswoman Jill Montag repeated that over the next few months the agency would revisit applications submitted during the initial application process to ensure that applicants are ready for registration. "DOH has agreed to look at a second group of applicants," Montag said. "We are in the process of reaching out to them now. We are doing our due diligence and rechecking their financials to make sure they are still in a good place. We have said that this is a two-year process in terms of phasing this in with the new (registered organizations), and this process is currently underway." Read the full story in Capitol Confidential.