medical marijuana http://waer.org en Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal in New York State http://waer.org/post/medical-marijuana-becomes-legal-new-york-state <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-top: 14pt; margin-bottom: 14pt;">New York is now the 23<font size="-1"><sup>rd</sup></font>&nbsp;state to allow medical marijuana, now that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But it will be some time before patients will have access to the drug.</div><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:52:49 +0000 Scott Willis & Karen DeWitt 20732 at http://waer.org Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal in New York State New Medical Marijuana Program Poses Potential Legal Dilemma for Employers, Employees http://waer.org/post/new-medical-marijuana-program-poses-potential-legal-dilemma-employers-employees <p>Some Central New York employers and employees might face a legal dilemma when the state’s medical marijuana program takes effect.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Partner at Tully Rinckey law firm in Syracuse Graig&nbsp;Zappia &nbsp;says the &nbsp;federal Controlled Substances Act still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug with “no accepted medical use.”&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Z</span>appia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says both sides have to be wary of anything that might infringe on the rights of others. &nbsp;He says medical marijuana also introduces liabilities for doctors participating in the program. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Z</span>appia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says health care providers will have to be very certain to just whom they’re prescribing the medication so they don’t run afoul of the law. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 03:36:36 +0000 Scott Willis 20294 at http://waer.org New Medical Marijuana Program Poses Potential Legal Dilemma for Employers, Employees Governor Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on Medical Marijuana Program http://waer.org/post/governor-cuomo-legislative-leaders-announce-agreement-medical-marijuana-program <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-top: 14pt; margin-bottom: 14pt;">Governor Cuomo and the legislature have agreed to a limited medical marijuana program for patients with cancer, AIDS, and childhood seizure disorders. &nbsp;It will not allow the drug to be smoked. &nbsp;Cuomo, who &nbsp;had expressed reservations about allowing medical marijuana, says the bill will grant sick people access to the drug, while imposing limits that will prevent abuse of marijuana.</div><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:25:54 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19906 at http://waer.org Governor Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on Medical Marijuana Program Syracuse Doctor Supports Controlled Medical Marijuana Program http://waer.org/post/syracuse-doctor-supports-controlled-medical-marijuana-program <p>A Syracuse Doctor initially skeptical of Governor Cuomo's medical marijuana plan is now embracing what appears to be a closely monitored, research-based model. &nbsp;</p><p>Doctor Jeffrey Sneider is an internist at Brighton Medical Associates, and represents a 10 county region for the Medical Society of New York.&nbsp; Sneider says he's still learning the details, but so far likes the limited scope of the program. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:21:06 +0000 Scott Willis 12854 at http://waer.org Syracuse Doctor Supports Controlled Medical Marijuana Program