Albany — The Gop-controlled State Senate On Tuesday Easily Approved Legislation That Allows Medical Marijuana To Be Used To Treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Cuomo’s desk for his approval. ALBANY — The GOP-controlled state Senate on Tuesday easily approved legislation that allows medical marijuana to be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. “Patients in New York State should have the option to try what works for them,” Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), the bill’s sponsor, told the The Daily News. The Senate voted 50-13 in favor of the measure despite arguments from some critics, including Sen. Thomas Croci, (R-Suffolk County), chair of the Senate’s veterans committee, that there was not enough evidence that medical marijuana was effective in treating PTSD. “I think we are premature,” Crocci said during the debate. The Senate’s approval means the bill now heads to Gov. Cuomo’s desk, where its fate is uncertain. Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman Medical marijuana for the governor, said Cuomo will review the legislation.

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