Patients and Caregivers from Across New York Come to Albany to Attend Floor Vote and Demand Passage in Senate
The New York State Assembly on Tuesday will vote on the Compassionate Care Act -- A.6357-B (Gottfried), New York’s comprehensive medical marijuana bill. The bill would help provide relief to thousands of New Yorker’s 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, Westchester, and Central New York, patients will gather in Albany for an advocacy day and to hear the Assembly debate and vote on the bill. The bill would create one of the nation’s most tightly regulated medical marijuana programs and allow patients with seriously and debilitating conditions to access marijuana under the supervision of their healthcare provider.
What: Compassionate Care NY Advocacy Day
When: Tuesday, March 27th – Assembly Session at 2 PM
Location: New York State Capitol, Outside Assembly Chamber, Albany, NY
Who (patients and providers, including):
Holly Anderson, Rochester -- Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Dawn Carney, Mount Vernon - Person living with HIV/AIDS
Nancy Rivera, Troy - Grandmother and four-time cancer survivor
Donna Romano, Syracuse - MS patient
Kate Hintz, North Salem- Mother of Morgan, who suffers from a severe and life-threatening seizure disorder