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Mike Volpe and Nick Reiter published "Five Things NY Employers Need to Know about Legal Marijuana" in Forbes on July 8, 2014.

On July 7, 2014, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Compassionate Care Act,” making New York the 23rd state in the U.S. to legalize medical marijuana. The new law permits certified patients to use marijuana for treatment of a “serious condition” so long as the treatment is prescribed by a certified physician. With the State Department of Health expected to have the program up and running within the next 18 months, here are five things New York employers should consider about the legalization of medical marijuana.

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