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Compassionate Care Act continues to move through Capitol

ALBANY, N.Y. -  Medical marijuana legislation is still making moves at the State Capitol.

The assembly once again overwhelmingly passed the bill on Tuesday, which has been dubbed the Compassionate Care Act.

However, the latest bill is increasing pressure on the senate to follow suit before the end of the session in June. Last week, the bill cleared its first hurdle in the senate, passing a health committee vote, though its future remains uncertain.

If the bill becomes law, it allows for 20 manufacturers to grow marijuana and would allow it to be prescribed and distributed by medical professionals for 20 different diseases, including cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson’s Disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
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