The Compassionate Care Act, a bill that would allow for a regulated medical marijuana program in New York, has support from New York City Comptroller John Liu. Mr. Liu released a report that over 100,000 NYC residents with serious, debilitating illnesses could benefit from the use of medical marijuana. Currently, twenty states, as well as the District of Columbia, have implemented programs that allow for regulated distribution of medical marijuana. According to a Siena poll conducted in May of 2013, approximately 82% of New York citizens support medical marijuana.
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