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New Yorkers march in support of Medical Marijuana legalization

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ALBANY, N.Y.—New Yorkers living with debilitating medical conditions marched Sunday in support of legalizing a form of medical marijuana.

The marchers are trying to draw attention to the Compassionate Care Act.

The bill passed the state assembly, but faces an uncertain future.

While the debate continues, patients and families said they’re still suffering.

Rose Homuth has two sons, Ricky and Brady, both suffering from seizures for more than 20 years. She said prescription drugs don’t work and that is why she wants to treat her sons with medical marijuana.

"Other states have passed it and it seems to be working well and I just don't understand what is the problem. What is the problem? We need their help now, not next year, not the year after, but today,” said Homuth.

The legislative session ends on June 19 and advocated hope lawmakers vote on the bill before then.


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