NYS OKs medical marijuana to treat patients with chronic pain

Samples of medical marijuana sublingual liquid tincture and vaporization oil. (Credit: Columbia Care NY)

The state Health Department announced Thursday that chronic pain patients will now qualify for medical marijuana, joining a list of 10 other qualifying conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

“Medical marijuana is already helping thousands of patients across New York State, and adding chronic pain as a qualifying condition will help more patients and further strengthen...