The good news: New York will likely become the 23rd state in the U.S. to legalize weed for medicinal use. The bad news: Governor Cuomo has placed so many limitations on the Compassionate Care Act that it’s likely to reduce its effectiveness. The Drug Policy Alliance explains the measure’s shortcomings:

[T]he bill would prohibit smoking, restrict any access to the raw plant form of marijuana.  The number of producers and dispensaries is also reportedly extremely limited, raising questions about whether the system will be able to meet the needs of patients in New York.

Hopefully, the governor changes his mind, again, after he gets reelected and finally concedes that Hillary Clinton is running for president, not him. Then maybe, New York will get the medical weed it deservers and needs.