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NY state selects 5 firms to sell medical marijuana

Winning companies now face challenges of cultivating drug while building retail ops

While New York is one of the largest US states to embrace the drug's use for medical purposes, it is hardly the first: 22 other states as well as the District of Columbia allow some form of medical marijuana.

Albany, New York

MIRRORING a national trend toward an acceptance of marijuana, the New York State Department of Health has named the five organisations that will be allowed to sell the drug for medical use in the state, including in New York City.

The organisations will be...

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