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Marijuana New York

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...

Carly Schwartz

Children's Deaths Prompt New York Governor's Bold Medical Marijuana Move

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Savino: Marijuana Bill Has Clear Majority In NY Senate

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 06.17.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- A "solid" 38 senators -- a clear majority -- back the legalization of medical marijuana in New York, a key senator claimed Tuesday. "We hav...

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.

GOP Bump on the Road to Stop-and-Frisk Reform

Dan Collins | Posted 08.22.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Governor Cuomo wanted to decriminalize the public display of small amounts of marijuana as long as it's not being smoked. This sounds like a hair-splitting, minimalist change in the law, but it was extremely important.

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. ...

New York Assembly Approves Medical Marijuana But Rejection Looms

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York

June 13 (Reuters) - The New York State Assembly, in a move that was largely symbolic, o n W ednesday approved legislation that would make New York t...

NYPD Already Arresting 25% Fewer Pot-Smokers

Posted 06.06.2012 | New York

New York cops may have paid attention to police commissioner Ray Kelly's September directive to stop arresting low-level marijuana offenders, after al...

Matt Sledge

Marijuana Bill Stalls In One State, Moves Forward Next Door

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York

More than 30 years ago, New York state decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. But one line in that 1977 law has led to the annua...