Dozens of Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers from Across New York Come to Albany to Attend Hearing, Demand Passage of the Bill
The New York State Senate Health Committee on Tuesday will vote on the Compassionate Care Act-- S.4406-B (Savino), marking the first time it has taken up the issue in years.
The Compassionate Care Act is New York’s comprehensive medical marijuana bill and will help provide relief to thousands of New Yorkers who are currently suffering with debilitating medical conditions such as, cancer, multiple sclerosis, severe seizure disorders, and other serious conditions.
Traveling from New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Central New York, and Western New York, patients will gather in Albany for an advocacy day and hear the Health Committee debate the bill.
The bill would create one of the nation’s most tightly regulated medical marijuana programs and allow some seriously ill patients access to a small amount of marijuana under the supervision of their healthcare provider.
Patients and caregivers will attend the Health Committee hearing.
What: Compassionate Care NY Advocacy Day
When: Tuesday, March 20th – Hearing at Noon – Press Conference Immediately Following
Location: New York State Capitol, Room 124, Albany, NY
Who (patient and providers, including):
Holly Anderson, Rochester -- Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Dawn Carney, Mount Vernon - Person living with HIV/AIDS