Breast cancer survivors voice support for medical marijuana

Updated: 06/13/2014 7:26 PM
Created: 06/13/2014 4:55 AM WHEC.com

Breast cancer research advocates are urging state lawmakers to approve a bill that would legalize medical marijuana.

The local breast cancer coalition spoke Friday, asking legislators to quickly pass the Compassionate Care Act. The bill would allow marijuana to be used to treat life threatening illnesses under the supervision of a doctor.

Senator Ted O'Brien said, “This is really tightly regulated. Each person is registered with the health department. They have to work under the care of a licensed medical professional and they have to be battling a particular medical condition. This is good, smart legislation. 

The act is currently being considered in the New York State Senate.

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