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New York City Marijuana

Critics Say Bratton's Marijuana Remarks Are Dangerous 'Reefer Madness' Propaganda

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

A statement from New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton blaming marijuana for a spike in the city’s murder rate is a classic piece of “...

Christopher Mathias

Ending New York City's Low-Level Marijuana Arrests Doesn't Fix The Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to arrest fewer people for marijuana possession drew cautious optimism from elected officials and advocates on Mo...

Christopher Mathias

NYC Still Making Thousands Of Pot Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

A congressman is putting pressure on the New York Police Department to curb the number of low-level marijuana arrests in the city. At a press conferen...

Christopher Mathias

NYC Police Making Fewer Marijuana Arrests, But There's Still A Huge Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

For the second year in a row, the number of marijuana arrests in New York City has plummeted, but critics argue too many New Yorkers are still being b...

Christopher Mathias

Brooklyn Is Decriminalizing Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn's new district attorney has reiterated his vow not to prosecute low-level marijuana arrests. "I not only want to keep Brookly...

PHOTOS: Brooklyn Used To Grow A LOT Of Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

Not so long ago, the marijuana arrest capital of the world was covered in, well, marijuana. A fascinating blog from the Brooklyn Public Library re...

WATCH: Beloved Teacher's Life Devastated By Petty Marijuana Arrest

Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

While smoking a cigarette off school property in 2011, Alberto Willmore, then a New York City public school teacher, was suddenly approached by a poli...

Official Calls For Legalized Pot In New York City

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Comptroller John Liu is proposing a historic overhaul of the city's marijuana laws, believing that legalizing medical mariju...

PHOTOS: Woman's Massive Marijuana Operation Busted In Queens

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 08.05.2013 | New York

SCARSDALE, N.Y. — She lived in a big house in a manicured suburb, took riding lessons on her $10,000 horse and drove a Mercedes. But Andrea Sand...

Bloomberg: Medical Marijuana 'One Of The Greatest Hoaxes Of All Time'

Posted 06.01.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks arguments for legalizing medical marijuana are half-baked. "Medical, my foot," Bloomberg-- who has admitted to enjo...

NYPD Made 400,000 Stops Of Innocent Blacks, Latinos In 2012

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A new analysis of the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice found that it resulted 400,000 stops of innocent black and...

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...

PHOTO: Massive Marijuana Bust In NYC

Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

Authorities busted a massive marijuana farm in Queens Tuesday. Some 1,000 pot plants were discovered inside the 44th Road warehouse in Long Island Cit...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Spent 1 Million Hours On Marijuana Arrests

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Bloomberg: I Oppose Legalizing Weed

AP | Posted 02.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he opposes legalizing marijuana – or any other illicit drug. Bloomberg discussed the issue on his week...

Bloomberg's FINAL State Of The City Speech

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- His 12 years in office may be winding down, but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday signaled that he has plenty of business ...

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...

A Little Pot Is A Lot Of Trouble In NYC: 50K Marijuana Arrests A Year

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — As the nation's biggest city deals with threats of terrorism and a variety of violent crimes, carrying a little bit of marijuana is s...

Pot Arrests An Epidemic In New York

AlterNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York -- There are two things that need to be understood about marijuana arrests in New York City. First, possession of less than an ounce of ma...