New York Marijuana News

Recreational Cannabis Could Become Legal In New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of legislators delved into the uncertain market economics of legalizing recreational marijuana and thorny concerns about public health on Wednesday, in a prelude to a rapid-fire legislative session that could open the doors to recreational cannabis in New Mexico. A legalization work group assembled by Democratic Gov. Michelle …

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New Florida Bill Would Prohibit Discrimination Against Medical Cannabis Patients

A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill that would protect employees from discrimination in the workplace due to their status as a medical marijuana patient or for the use of cannabis while off the job. The measure was pre-filed in the legislature by Democratic Rep. Tina Polsky of Boca Raton. “Unless an employer establishes by …

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Australian Man Allegedly Ignites Brushfires To Safeguard Cannabis Crop

Australia is burning. Enormous bushfires are engulfing huge swaths of the country’s eastern coast and spreading rapidly through western Australia as well. In just one week, four people have died from the fires and 300 homes have been destroyed. And the situation will only get worse, fire chiefs warn, as drought conditions, rising temperatures and …

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Medical Cannabis Regulators In Ohio Issue Product Recall

Several medical cannabis products are coming off the shelves in Ohio after state regulators issued the first mandatory recall. Patients there have been alerted to stop using a line of products made by One Orijin, a marijuana processor that only just began serving the state last month. On Friday, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program …

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Unregulated Pot Operations On Public Land Are Creating Environmental Problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and …

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Joe Biden Thinks That Marijuana Could Be A ‘Gateway Drug’

Former Vice President Joe Biden has not been swayed by the fact every other Democratic presidential candidate front-runner has declared their support for federal marijuana legalization. On Saturday at a Las Vegas town hall, the politician said that he still didn’t feel he had “nearly enough evidence” to figure out whether marijuana was a “gateway …

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Chicago Housing Authority’s Pot Ban Means No Legal Cannabis Mechanism For The Poor

While marijuana arrests are certainly down in Chicago, questions have arisen about whether a new ban on using soon-to-be legal marijuana in public housing ends up being a continuation of old drug war policies in the communities already hit the hardest. In the beginning of November, The Chicago Housing Authority sent out a letter to …

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Don’t Puff-Puff-Pass on e.l.f.’s New Cannabis Skincare Line—It’s Legit

The beauty industry is on a major high and now, e.l.f. Cosmetics’ cannabis collection is joining the cipher. Everything from eyeshadow palettes to luxury moisturizers is being infused with varieties of cannabis sativa that have little or no THC content; hemp being the most popular. To some, the movement is nothing more than a gimmicky …

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People Pay $500 for These Custom Cannabis-Infused Meals

Joe Avella: These gourmet dishes not only taste amazing but also give you a euphoric feeling because they are infused with cannabis. Chris Sayegh, aka The Herbal Chef, is a pioneer of cannabis-infused fine dining. Through his catered events, he’s raised the bar on what is possible when mixing cannabis and high-end cuisine. Chris Sayegh: …

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