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Americans for Safe Access cites areas of improvement for NY’s medical cannabis program

Published: Feb. 06, 2023, 7:55 a.m.

By Taylor Huang |

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A national organization focused on legal access to medical marijuana thinks New York still has a ways to go to improve access, affordability and equity in its medical program – among other key issues.

Last week, Americans for Safe Access released its 2022 report, which ranks each state’s medical cannabis program according to a set of metrics. New York, which legalized medical marijuana in 2014, received a C- grade.

It’s a slight improvement from last year, when ASA gave the Empire State a D, with areas of improvement needed in cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensary operations. However, both years’ scores were a dip from its 20