Despite the passage of a medical pot bill in Albany more than three decades ago, lawmakers are currently considering a medical pot bill. Back when graffiti still covered the subways, the Antonio G. Olivieri Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Program was enacted. It ran from 1982 to 1989 and in that time frame, 200 people were provided thousands of joints by the New York State Department of Health. In 1990, officials shuttered the program, switching to the less effective synthetic drug Marinol, but according to the Wall Street Journal, what’s old is new again. And there’s a good chance of it passing. That is, if Republicans don’t cock block the measure and assuming the governor, who has been great at steamrolling legislation through the assembly, gets on board.