"The New York State Health Department on Friday (7/31) named the five organizations that will be allowed to grow and sell the drug for medical use in the state." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/01/n...ick&contentCollection=New York&pgtype=article If you remember, our esteemed governor Andrew Cuomo, gutted the New York MMJ bill at the last minute, so only patients having a “severe debilitating or life-threatening condition, including cancer, H.I.V. or AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy"... can qualify for access. As it stands NY's program is one of the most restrictive in the country. But wait, there's hope for more of us: ...and “any other condition added by the commissioner.” C'mon commish, a little help here. Stay tuned. But be patient. At least there is hope that some dispensaries may be open by the end of this year.