New York leaders have reached an agreement to legalize medical marijuana in New York.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday the drug will be for severely ill patients.
The drug would be administered by doctors under the direction of the state's health department.
The "Compassionate Care Act" negotiated by Cuomo and lawmakers doesn't allow the drug to be sold in plant form or smoked—one of Cuomo's key demands. It can be administered through an oil-base or vaporizer.