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Florida, New York latest states pulled into medical marijuana debate
Florida, New York latest states pulled into medical marijuana debate

Since California passed the nation’s first medical marijuana bill in 1996, many states have been following suit, but some -- most recently Florida and New York -- still grapple with what medical marijuana legislation should look like. New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried introduced his first version of a medical marijuana bill the year after California passed its bill, and this week the legislation, the Compassionate Care Act, is the closest it’s come to passing the state Assembly and Senate in 18 years. The last hurdle for the bill is Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who came out in opposition to several of the bill’s provisions. Gottfried and the New York senator sponsoring the Senate...

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