Gov. Cuomo Cannabis News Roundup: 07.11.14 By Steven Short • Jul 11, 2014 M.W. Benutzer LEGALIZATION And then there were 23: New York State passes medical cannabis law // State Senate of N.Y. Governor Cuomo was introduced at the signing by a ten-year-old epilepsy patient. The new law won’t go into effect until late next year. Only non-smokeable marijuana is approved.