Cuomo Still Not Sold on Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana is seen in a jar at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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The governor says he's open to approving a bill before the state legislative session ends this week, "But I'm not going to be part of a system that's just going to wreak havoc." Cuomo explained today that he wants to avoid loopholes "that you can drive a truck through," and believes allowing patients two and a half ounces a month (up to 200 joints) is just too much. "If it is not done well, it is a public safety and public health disaster ... We're talking about a lot of marijuana being distrubted to indivdiuals." Approval statewide, meanwhile, spans age, gender, and party.