Governor Cuomo has signed into law the Medical Marijuana Expedited Access Bill

“Governor Cuomo has signed into law the Medical Marijuana Expedited Access Bill. This law will  creates an expedited access to medical marijuana in certain cases where a patient’s condition is progressive and degenerative. The measure will create an expedited approval process for people facing degenerative diseases and those who further face the risk of death or serious harm without the drug. . Qualifying conditions include cancer, AIDS, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease and epilepsy. It also authorizes state health officials to work with regulated producers who can provide marijuana to patients as soon as possible New York’s wider medical marijuana program

Meyer Suozzi Client, Empire State Health Solutions, Registered to Sell and Produce Medical Marijuana in NY

August 1, 2015 – Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. is pleased to announce that its client, Empire State Health Solutions, has been chosen by the New York State Department of Health as one of the  five registered organizations authorized  to produce and dispense medical marijuana in New York. Empire’s sister company, Minnesota Medical Solutions, started sales earlier this month in Minnesota. Our client was one of 43 applicants vying to win a medical marijuana franchise in New York – a license granted only to five organizations. The decision to select our client and the four others was issued after

The Date for the Award of the Five New York State Medical Marijuana Licenses: Is it Coming This Week

July 29, 2015 – According to multiple press reports, the date quickly approaches for New York State to announce its selection of the five companies that will receive licenses to produce and sell medicinal marijuana. Forty three applicants are competing for five licenses. Each licensee will be required to grow, process, and distribute medical marijuana in forms acceptable to the Department of Health. One applicant, Empire State Health Solutions, is owned by Vireo Health. Vireo’s   Minnesota subsidiary won a license in Minnesota and has been operating there since July 1st, 2015. Another applicant, Tilray is reported to have made a