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Tuesday in Albany: Elected Officials Join Patients & Families in Support of Emergency Access to Medical Marijuana

June 8, 2015 in PERSONAL LIBERTY

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Abandoned by Cuomo, Families Turn to Legislature for Relief in Final Days of Legislative Session

Bill Would Create Emergency Access Program to Provide Relief to Suffering Children

Albany — Nearly a year since the medical marijuana law passed in New York in June 2014, patients and families will gather in Albany to urge lawmakers to pass a bill that would create an emergency access program so that critically ill patients could access medical marijuana. Since the law passed, not one patient has been able to access medical marijuana and at least four children from across New York State have tragically died while waiting to obtain this much-needed medicine.

June 8, 2015

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Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Lies Ahead?

June 8, 2015 in Economics

In May, the U.S. Senate passed the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, better known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), by a vote of 62–37. But the road to securing TPA, finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and implementing the agreement remains long and uncertain. A new bulletin from Cato scholar Daniel J. Ikenson describes the status of TPA and TPP, provides some background, and fleshes out some of the issues that could impact the trade agenda in the weeks and months ahead.

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