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A dispensary in the Hudson Valley is offering patients a new form of medical marijuana — the first raw cannabis product to be offered in New York.

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The marijuana industry is in a time of transition in New York state. Medical marijuana is legal; recreational marijuana is not. In Albany County, Curaleaf New York is marking its first anniversary of its medical marijuana cultivation and processing center at the Coeymans Industrial Park in Ravena. WAMC’s Jesse King got an inside look.

A former upstate New York shoe factory that was converted to a newspaper printing plant will soon be extracting oil from industrial hemp.

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In New York, Rockland County’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened Thursday.

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In New York, Rockland County’s first medical marijuana dispensary is opening Thursday.

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Dr. Mark Oldendorf, of Oldendorf Medical Services in Loudonville, NY, joins Medical Monday to discuss medical marijuana. Certified by New York State as a medical marijuana practitioner, Dr. Oldendorf have certified almost 600 patients for medical marijuana over the past three years. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Rhode Island lawmakers are considering requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to pay 50 times more for their licenses, making the fee the highest in New England by far.

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A medical marijuana dispensary is open in Newburgh, New York — the first in Orange County. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, but the dispensary has been open for a few weeks and has already served many clients.

      The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts Monday offered no assurances that he will take a hands-off approach to legalized pot.

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When New York decided to let post-traumatic stress disorder patients use medical marijuana, it joined a fast-rising tide of states.

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A new medical marijuana cultivation and production facility will be built in the Schenectady County town of Glenville. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports it’s one of several new facilities joining New York state’s program for the drug.

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New York state has authorized five more organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana to improve patient access to dispensing facilities across the state.

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A bill to expand New York’s medical marijuana program to cover those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder has passed both houses of the Legislature, but will Governor Andrew Cuomo sign it into law?

New York state lawmakers are gaining momentum in a measure to expand medical marijuana coverage to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Former officials from one of Minnesota's licensed medical marijuana manufacturers have been charged with illegally shipping marijuana oil to a New York subsidiary.

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A medical marijuana company in New York has received approval for the state’s first home delivery program.

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A medical marijuana company in New York will launch a home delivery program early this year.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill aimed at delaying the opening of marijuana shops by six months.

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New York is relaxing some restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law to boost patient access.

     Massachusetts municipal officials are trying to figure out how to implement the voter-approved law that legalizes marijuana for recreational use. There’s a lot to do before pot shops begin to open in Massachusetts in a little more than a year from now.

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        The way is clear for the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in the largest city in western Massachusetts. A development agreement leaves open the possibility of additional sites for medical cannabis in Springfield. 

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Come November 8th, voters in Massachusetts and Maine will consider making recreational marijuana legal for all adults. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports on what impact electoral victories in these nearby states may have on New York State.

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Connecticut wants its hospitals, universities and licensed marijuana producers to study the drug's medicinal qualities.

A federal appeals court has upheld the government's ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California said Wednesday the ban does not violate the 2nd Amendment.

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Massachusetts marks a milestone of sorts today in the availability of medical marijuana. The first dispensary in the city of Boston is scheduled to open.

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After a series of stinging defeats, supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in Vermont say there are still some positive signs.

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As the presidential candidates make various stops around New York ahead of the state’s April 19 primary, a medical marijuana company is asking that candidates clarify their positions on medical cannabis.

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One of New York’s medical marijuana dispensaries is calling on Google to accept its ads. In addition, the company’s CEO accuses the global search engine of retaliation.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Plattsburgh, NY
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Some 551 New Yorkers have been certified to obtain medical marijuana, nearly one month after the state's program began.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Plattsburgh, NY
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Now that medical marijuana is legal in New York, the industry is getting off the ground under strict state regulations and guidelines for dispensing the product. The five companies allowed to grow and distribute it were allowed to open dispensaries beginning this month. Columbia Care’s dispensary in Plattsburgh opened Tuesday.

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