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NY authorizes 5 new medical marijuana producers

NY authorizes 5 new medical marijuana producers

The lawsuit, which is still pending, argued that adding more companies without legislative approval would harm the medical marijuana program and overstep the Health Department'as authority.

The new companies are New York Canna, Fiorello Pharmaceuticals, Valley Agriceuticals, Citiva Medical and PalliaTech NY.

Chemung County is reportedly getting a medical marijuana dispensary.

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As a result, the new organizations will open several new dispensing facilities around the state along with six in the city: two in Brooklyn, two in Queens, one in Manhattan and one in Staten Island.

The state Department of Health announced Tuesday that it has licensed five new companies to join the five existing firms that grow, produce and sell medical marijuana products for thousands who take part in the strictly regulated state program. The company scrapped its plans to open a Seneca County manufacturing plant. The new licensees are mostly based in eastern NY.

The New York State Department of Health announced Tuesday it added five new registered organizations to make and dispense marijuana.

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New medical marijuana dispensaries are coming to Long Island.

The medical marijuana program got off to a slow start in 2016, but it has experienced significant growth this year. More than 1,100 doctors also have signed up to certify patients. The number of participating patients has increased by 72 percent since late March. Patients with certain health conditions, including AIDS, cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, may be eligible to receive medical marijuana.

New York Canna will be based near Syracuse with facilities across the state.

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One of those additional dispensaries, run by Fiorello Pharmaceuticals, will be located in Monroe County. The company's dispensaries will be in Erie, Orange, Queens and Suffolk counties.


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