…., DNAinfo New York reported. But due to a number of obstacles, advocates are concerned that medical marijuana use will be slow to take off in the health industry.

The openings come more than a year after the Compassionate Care Act was signed into law in July 2014 to allow physicians to prescribe cannabis for a number of conditions. Among the 23 states that have legalized marijuana for medical use, New York has one of the stricter programs.

Doctors are required to complete a $249 four-hour course online and register with the New York State Department of Health in order to prescribe patients cannabis for the authorized medical conditions. Patients with prescriptions will then need to apply online to receive the registry identification card necessary to purchase medical marijuana.

Full Report: http://www.ibtimes.com/new-york-marijuana-legalization-2016-medical-cannabis-dispensaries-slated-open-month-2248629

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