new_york_state_flag Now that New Jersey did it will New York become the next state to legalize medical weed? With all the dysfunction in Albany, it’s hard to believe that anything can get done, but there are some measures currently floating around, offering a glimmer of hope, despite the leanings of Michael Long, chairman of the state’s Conservative Party.

He actually said “there is no medical proof that marijuana assists anyone anyway.” Really? Dude must not read much. And if that were true, then why does it have the support of these people?: Medical Society of the State of New York, the New York State Nurse’s Association, the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York, the StateWide Senior Action Council. |City Room|