Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore), in a memo

Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore), in a memo supporting the bill, said medical marijuana “can ease patients’ pain and suffering where other medications have failed.” Above, a marijuana plant in Uruguay on Monday, April 25, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images / Pablo Porciuncula)

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