ALBANY (NYDailyNews)— People using medical marijuana in New York may soon have more products to choose from and more options on where to buy them.
The state Health Department announced Thursday it was lifting a restriction that limited to five the number of brands each marijuana grower in New York could sell in the state and will also allow each grower to submit requests to offer products at registered dispensaries operated by other companies.
Currently, each of the five licensed growers in New York can only offer their product at the four dispensaries they operate. The new rules would potentially allow them to sell their products at each other’s dispensaries.
Health officials also announced they’d followed through on a previously-announced plan to add chronic pain to the list of 10 ailments that merit medical marijuana use by publishing draft regulations that would allow such a use for the drug. The regulations are likely to be implemented early next year.