Assembly Bill 6357(85 KB) Approved: June 19, 2014 by Assembly, 117-13; June 20, 2014 by Senate, 49-10
Signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 5, 2014 Effective: Upon Governor's signature
The Department of Health has 18 months to establish regulations and
register dispensing organizations. Marijuana will be taxed at 7%, to be
paid by the dispensary. The law automatically expires after seven years.
Approved Conditions: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), Parkinson's disease,
multiple sclerosis, spinal cord damage causing spasticity, epilepsy,
inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, or Huntington's disease. The
Department of Health commissioner has the discretion to add or delete
conditions and must decide whether to add Alzheimer's, muscular
dystrophy, dystonia, PTSD, and rheumatoid arthritis within 18 months of
the law becoming effective.
Possession/Cultivation: 30-day supply to be determined by the health commissioner during the rule making process or by the physician.
Information provided by the state on sources for medical marijuana:
The health commissioner will register up to five organizations to
manufacture medical marijuana, each of which may own and operate no more
than four dispensing sites.