NY’s medical marijuana program suffering as state focuses on a recreational market

By Brad Racino for New York Cannabis Insider

Americans for Safe Access, a national organization advocating for medical cannabis, scores every state’s medical program in its yearly report. At the end of 2021, it awarded New York a “D” grade after identifying problems with access, affordability, health and social equity, consumer protection and product safety.

In addition, an “overwhelming majority” of patients surveyed for the report agreed that there are not enough dispensaries in New York State.

That lack of access doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon.