NY medical marijuana program to begin Thursday

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Department of Health says the state’s new medical cannabis program will begin on Thursday.

A department spokesman announced the date Monday in response to questions from The Associated Press.

Under the new law, patients with qualifying conditions can get permission from their physician to obtain non-smokable forms of marijuana. The patients must apply for a registry identification card, and will receive their medication at a state-regulated dispensary.

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