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Medical Marijuana bill on Assembly Health Committee agenda

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ALBANY, N.Y.—The Compassionate Care Act is on the agenda for the Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday.

The bill, which would set up a tightly regulated and controlled medical marijuana system, passed the state assembly last year with strong support.

Under the Compassionate Care Act, practitioners licensed to prescribe controlled substances could certify the patients' needs and patients could then registers with the Health Department. The Health Department would also license and regulate entities to produce and dispense medical marijuana for certified patients.

The Assembly Health Committee will be meeting at 10 a.m. in room 283 of the Legislative Office Building.

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