New York State Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) announced on Thursday that he introduced a bill calling for the removal of taxes on medical marijuana, especially in view of the fact that insurance does not cover it and people need it. 

"Studies show medical cannabis relieves pain and helps decrease reliance on prescription pain medications, yet we subject patients to additional taxes," Cooney said when he announced the bill.  

New York state charges a seven percent tax on medical …

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