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When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill approving the medical use of marijuana into law on July 5, it represented the culmination of years of advocacy and work by an array of individuals and groups, including NYS Assembly Member and Chair of the Assembly Health Committee Richard Gottfried, who has been advocating for the legal use of medical marijuana for over a decade. New York is the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana.
On the July 27 episode of "Represent NYC," Gottfried, the longest-serving NYS Assembly member who represents Chelsea and other parts of midtown, is joined by Gabriel Sayegh, New York State Director of Drug Policy Alliance, a national advocacy group. Gottfried and Sayegh share their unique perspectives on reasons why the bill was finally passed and provide a compelling history of the medical marijuana movement in the state. They discuss why New York's bill has more strict parameters than other states' bills, and also explore the implications of the legislation, in the state and nationally.
Gottfried's episode of "Represent NYC" will air on Sunday, July 27 at 7:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and...
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