Miscellaneous NewsIllegal, but marijuana eases pain
January 25, 2013
ALBANY - Advocates have pushed for legalizing medical marijuana in New York for more than a decade, and they returned Friday offering their latest plan.
This year, they hope that the new state Senate leadership coalition may overcome what has traditionally been opposition by Republicans to legalization.
Supporters note Staten Island Democrat Diane Savino is a member of the Independent Democratic Conference, which has joined forces with Republicans to control the state Senate.
Savino in past years has carried a bill to legalize medical marijuana. The Assembly has passed such a measure but it hasn't passed the Senate, at least in recent years.
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