An Act Now Advisory by Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Raymond T. Mak, and Dean L. Silverberg was cited in the New York Law Journal, in “New York’s Medical Marijuana Law Comes of Age,” by Geoffrey A. Mort and Desiree Gustafson. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act (N.Y. Pub. Health L. §3369 (2014)) (CCA), into law in July 2014, legalizing medical marijuana in New York state, the landscape for legal cannabis in New York has changed considerably. What originally was seen as one of the most restrictive medical marijuana laws in the country, viewed by some as so narrow and limited in scope that it was intended to fail, has evolved considerably as the atmosphere in the United States with regard to legal access to marijuana has changed. …
Far from being a ground-breaker, as it has been in other areas, New York is the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana. Nancy Guzenhauser Popper et al., “New York State’s Medical Marijuana Law Gives Workplace Anti-Discrimination Protection,” Act Now Advisory (Epstein Becker & Green, Aug. 1, 2014). The fact that the legislature and governor passed and signed even the restrictive bill they did in 2014 reflects the dramatic shift in the public mood on this issue nationally.