It is finally official.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill bill making it a law that allows allow medical marijuana to used in New York state if prescribed by a medical professional and has is defined as one must have conditions that "degrades health and functional capability, with certain other requirements."

The Chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Linda Rosenthal, said "By adding substance use disorder and pain management to the list of conditions eligible for treatment with medical marijuana, we will be allowing New Yorkers to take advantage of a harm reduction technique that can be used as an alternative to highly addictive opioids."

Cuomo and New York State are in the processing of trying to legalize recreational marijuana as well.

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