New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some cannabis advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization.
[…] Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains a skeptic of outright recreational use and legalization faces challenges in the Legislature too. New York’s medical marijuana law still has some of the strictest rules among the more than 20 states that allow medical pot. The state is considering authorizing home deliveries and this past week announced plans to add chronic pain to a list of 10 qualifying conditions that also include cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.