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New York Marijuana Laws

Matt Ferner

New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Reg...

New York To Loosen Marijuana Laws

The New York Times | Susanne Craig and Jesse McKinley | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

Joining a growing group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans this week to announce an execut...

Saki Knafo

New York Could Be Third State To Legalize Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

First Washington and Colorado, and now -- maybe -- New York. On Wednesday morning, New York state Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat, unveiled...

Why the New York Senate Must Pass a Medical Marijuana Bill Now

Janet Weinberg | Posted 08.04.2013 | New York
Janet Weinberg

Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed a medical marijuana bill for fourth time. The need for the Senate to act swiftly and pass the bill has never been more urgent for thousands of New Yorkers or for me personally.

Is Cuomo Still Committed to Fixing New York's Broken Marijuana Possession Law?

Gabriel Sayegh | Posted 07.21.2013 | New York
Gabriel Sayegh

In January of this year, during his 2013 State of the State speech, Governor Andrew Cuomo made a bold call to stop discrimination in New York. Now, with only a month remaining in the legislative session, the governor appears MIA on reform.

Cuomo Marijuana Proposal Won't Pass, Says Majority Leader Skelos

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's Senate majority leader said Wednesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to reduce the state penalty for public possess...

Advocacy Groups Launch Campaign To End Marijuana Possession Arrests

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

A major coalition of advocacy groups is launching an effort to end New York's arrests of individuals for possessing small amounts of marijuana in publ...