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Chart: New York medical marijuana patient counts surge 183%, but challenges remain for businesses

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By Eli McVey

By Eli McVey

The number of medical cannabis patients in New York has nearly tripled this year, driven by the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition and a series of changes aimed at increasing the viability of the state’s medical marijuana program.

The surge has helped buoy New York’s existing MMJ businesses, but the industry still faces some significant headwinds – including the state’s plan to double the number of licensed companies.

Since the end of 2016, patient counts have grown by 20,000 to eclipse the 33,000 mark as of the end of September, which amounts to

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