Lawmakers expect medical pot program in 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York lawmakers say the state’s new medical marijuana program won’t be up and running until 2016. They met with medical marijuana advocates over the weekend.

This past summer, New York became the 23rd state to legalize marijuana for patients with conditions such as AIDS, cancer and epilepsy.

As new markets open up for medical marijuana, a Clarence-based company is hoping to establish itself in the U.S. and across the globe. The 22nd Century Group is the first and currently only publicly traded company focused on tobacco and cannibis. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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