1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 33-A: Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Act


Section 3397-A Legislative findings

Public Health (PBH)

The legislature finds that recent research has shown that the use of marijuana may alleviate the nausea and ill-effects of cancer chemotherapy, may alleviate the ill-effects of glaucoma and may have other therapeutic uses. The legislature further finds that there is a need for further research and experimentation with regard to the use of marijuana for therapeutic purposes under strictly controlled circumstances. It is for such research programs that the controlled substances therapeutic research act is hereby enacted.