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Carly Schwartz

Parents Say New York Governor Isn't Doing Enough To Help Sick Kids Get Medical Marijuana | Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has asked the Justice Department twice in as many months for permission to import marijuana fr...

Carly Schwartz

Children's Deaths Prompt New York Governor's Bold Medical Marijuana Move | Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday called for faster implementation of the state's medical marijuana law, which passed last month but won't t...

Christopher Mathias

It'd Be So Easy To Pass New York's Medical Marijuana Bill, If Only Cuomo Would Help | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

When it comes to medical marijuana in New York, advocates seem to have all their ducks in a row. The New York Assembly has passed the Compassionat...

Christopher Mathias

New York Moves Closer To Legalizing Medical Marijuana | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

New York state is moving closer and closer to legalizing medical marijuana. Two Republican state senators from Western New York -- George Maziarz a...

New York Set To Allow Medical Marijuana Use

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this we...

Pot Arrests Drop In NYC

Posted 05.14.2013 | New York

Efforts to decriminalize marijuana in New York City-- the pot arrest capital of the world-- seem to be paying off. The New York Post parsed data f...

Matt Sledge

New York Pot Advocates Blast 'Ugly' Failure | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Drug reform activists on Thursday blasted state leaders for failing to include a fix for marijuana decriminalization laws as part of the b...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Spent 1 Million Hours On Marijuana Arrests | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The NYPD spent 1 million hours making 440,000 arrests for low-level marijuana possession charges between 2002 and 2012, according to a new...

New York Legislators and Community Groups Hold Urgent Rally to Reform State's Broken Marijuana Possession Law

Gabriel Sayegh | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
Gabriel Sayegh

In 1977, New York removed criminal penalties for private possession of marijuana and made possession in public view a criminal offense. For years, there were relatively few arrests in New York for possession of marijuana in public view -- 1990 saw about 1,000. By last year, that number had skyrocketed to 45,000.

Bloomberg Makes Big Marijuana Announcement

Posted 02.15.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that those arrested in New York City for possessing small amounts of marijuana will no longer have to spend...

If You Are Strongly in Favor of Marijuana Decriminalization, It Is Hypocritical to Oppose Medical Marijuana

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

Governor Cuomo, if you do not believe the federal government's judgment about the severe criminality of the act of marijuana possession, why do you trust their position on the medical use of marijuana?

Katy Hall

Are More People Arrested For Pot Possession Or Violent Crimes? | Katy Hall | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Americans are shifting on marijuana. More than half of them think it should be regulated like alcohol and cigarettes, 18 states have passed legislatio...


AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 01.10.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fiery State of the State speech pushed the state onto the national stage over gun control and other progr...

Stop-And-Frisk and the Marijuana Misdemeanor Arrests Outrage: Good Luck to the Legal Aid Society Lawsuit

Ed Koch | Posted 08.26.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

A great injustice is being perpetrated by members of the New York City Police Department on the people of this city, and it's not the program known as stop-and-frisk.

Cuomo's Marijuana Decriminalization Hits A Snag

Posted 06.19.2012 | New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in public view appears dead in Albany this week, The New York Times reports. ...

Cuomo: I Smoked Pot, But No Cocaine (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After having a governor and a president admit that they've done cocaine, Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo's acknowledgment Mo...