New York Legislature approves medical marijuana

June 20, 2014 7:41 PM

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New York Legislature approves medical marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Legislature voted overwhelmingly Friday to legalize marijuana to alleviate pain and other symptoms for some severely ill patients, approving a compromise reached among legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The 49-10 approval by the Senate followed the 113-13 vote earlier Friday by the Assembly. Cuomo was expected to sign it shortly.

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