Twenty three states in America have now legalized medical marijuana, but New York State, by far, has the tightest restrictions. Over the past couple of years since the legislation started, the act will roll out starting this week. New York's new medical marijuana program is expected to launch this Thursday. According to our friends at WGRZ:

Under the Compassionate Care Act, patients with qualifying conditions can get permission from their physician to obtain non-smokable forms of marijuana. The patients must apply for a registry identification card and will receive their medication at one of 20 state-regulated dispensaries.

It's been almost exactly two years since the legislation in New York began.