Here’s Why Manhattan’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Isn’t Giving Patients Weed

Almost two years after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo legalized medicinal marijuana in the state in 2014, Manhattan’s first dispensary, and several others across the state, opened for business Thursday — but they won’t be selling any smokable weed. “We have spent billions of dollars in the effort to eliminate smoking, and it goes against all the wisdom of public health to turn our backs on all that we have done in this area,” State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said according to New York Magazine when New York’s medicinal…

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