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WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) - Registration is now open for patients looking to buy medical marijuana in New York State. Dispensaries, including two locations in Western New York are set to open on January 5th.

Patients need certification from a registered doctor and will need to access the online system to apply for a registry identification card.

But there is doubt among some patients and their caregivers that the state will be able to handle the demand for the drug and that the dispensaries will open on time.

7 Eyewitness News reporter Jill Perkins spoke with a local pharmacist who is also the father of two children who need medical marijuana for seizures about his concerns.

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