NY loosens some rules on medical marijuana

Dec 9, 2016

 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program.

The state's Department of Health announced Thursday that dispensaries will now be authorized to sell cannabis or cannabis products to other dispensaries. The move is intended to make more varieties of products available to patients.

The state is also lifting a cap on the number of products the dispensaries may manufacture and sell.

The changes are among several announced recently by the state as it tweaks the medical marijuana program.

Officials have also announced plans to allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients for medical cannabis. The state will also soon include chronic pain on the list of qualifying conditions.