ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state has authorized five more organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana to improve patient access to dispensing facilities across the state.

They join five other organizations operating since the medical marijuana program’s launch in January 2016. The Department of Health announced the additional providers on Tuesday.

Citiva Medical and Valley Agriceuticals will manufacture in Orange County. Fiorello Pharmaceuticals will manufacture in Schenectady County. New York Canna will manufacture in Onondaga County, and PalliaTech NY will manufacture in Ulster County. They will have dispensing facilities in 14 counties across the state.

The Department of Health says there are now more than 25,000 certified patients and over 1,000 registered practitioners in the program.