Letter: Ease medical marijuana laws

The Feb. 23 editorial, “Revisit medical marijuana,” should’ve held Gov. Andrew Cuomo and federal lawmakers more accountable for perpetuating irrational policies toward cannabis plants.

Many advocates who worked so hard to pass the 2014 Compassionate Care Act blame Mr. Cuomo alone for strictly limiting public access to medical cannabis.

The governor means well to prohibit marijuana smoking for medical purposes, which is legal in other states. Lighting any dried plant material on fire and inhaling the smoke risks damage to lung tissue, so recommending it would violate an oath taken by medical professionals to do no harm.

To read more: http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-opinion/article/Letter-Ease-medical-marijuana-laws-6863982.php

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