Bill That Would Provide Faster Relief to Suffering Patients Passed New York Legislature with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support But Needs Cuomo’s Signature to Become Law
One day before the deadline for Governor Cuomo to sign or veto a bill that would create emergency access to medical marijuana, patients and advocates will rally outside his office to demand action. Since the medical marijuana law passed a year ago, not one patient in New York has been able to access medical marijuana and at least four children, who could have likely benefited from it, have tragically died while waiting to obtain this much-needed medicine.
The emergency access bill was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support by the New York State legislature last June and delivered to Governor Cuomo on October 30th. He has ten days to sign or veto the bill, making the deadline for action November 11th.
Compassionate Care NY will hold a press conference urging Governor Cuomo to sign the emergency access bill.
What: Press conference and rally urging Cuomo to sign a bill to create emergency access to medical marijuana
• Representatives of the Drug Policy Alliance
• Missy Miller, mother of a child with a severe seizure disorder
• Reginald Brown, person living with HIV/AIDS
• Wanda Hernandez, person living with HIV/AIDS
When: Tuesday, November 10th, 10:00 AM