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New York legalizes medical marijuana

New York legalizes medical marijuana

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New York has legalized medical marijuana. (Source: CNN) New York has legalized medical marijuana. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - New York became the latest state to permit the use of medical marijuana on Monday.

At a news conference in New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act.

Under the bill, a doctor can prescribe marijuana to patients with serious conditions.

The state legislature passed the bill in June.

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