New York Marijuana News

St. Louis to end prosecution of low-level marijuana crimes
Tampabay.com
The announcement followed a New York Times report that found that although whites, blacks and Hispanics have similar rates of marijuana use, about 87 percent of the people arrested for marijuana crimes in New York were black or Hispanic. In …

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New York Times

Black Voters Have More Leverage in This Governor’s Race. They Mean to Use It.
New York Times
Ms. Nixon launched her campaign in a black neighborhood of Brooklyn and called legalizing recreational marijuana a criminal-justice imperative. (Marijuana arrests disproportionately target black New Yorkers.) Both campaigns have also hired senior …

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Medscape

Subjective Reports Positive for Cannabis in MS, but Caution Urged
Medscape
In reporting on their own experience in treating patients with MS in New York, where use of medical cannabis has been legalized and one of the first accepted diagnoses was MS, researchers from the Dent Neurologic Institute, Amherst, New York, described …

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Crain’s New York Business

Talk the talk: Cannabis-collab vocab
Crain’s New York Business
Hemper’s monthly subscription box often features a “collab,” or collaboration with cannabis influencers popular on social media. The monthly cannabis-accessories box company was featured in Crain’s this week. This month the company teamed up with …

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Herb (blog)

New York’s DEA Chief Tells Mayor de Blasio Marijuana Arrests Will Continue
Herb (blog)
Speaking to John Catsimatidis of AM 970 radio on Sunday (June 10), DEA Special Agent in Charge of New York, James Hunt, criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent order to NYPD to stop arresting people caught smoking marijuana in public. Appearing on …

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Patch.com

Forest Hills Medical Pot Dispensary To Host ‘Cannabis 101’ Class …
Patch.com
Queens Dispensary To Host Workshop Before Opening – Forest Hills, NY – The medical marijuana dispensary will host the community education workshop on …
Medical Marijuana Firm to Host Information Sessions in Kew …Forest Hills Post

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Entrepreneur

What East Coast Cannabis Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Colorado
Entrepreneur
East Coast Cannabis markets are getting ready to expand in a major way. In recent weeks, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Florida, and even New York have been showing signs of progress. For many budding east coast cannabis …

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MERRY JANE

New York State Assembly Moves to Seal Cannabis Convictions, Expand Medical Marijuana Access
MERRY JANE
As New York politicians finally begin to broach the topic of cannabis legalization ahead of this year’s elections, state lawmakers are working to advance two new bills to promote cannabis reform in the Empire State. The first of these bills would add …

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WGRZ.com

Is New York any closer to legalizing recreational marijuana?
WGRZ.com
Cuomo was opposed to recreational marijuana for years. Just last year, he called it a gateway drug. Then in January, he announced a new study that would consider what legal recreational use would look like in New York. Last month, Cuomo said that study …
New York Assembly Approves Cannabis For Treating Opioid AbuseCivilized
NY Assembly Passes Key Marijuana BillsThe Fresh Toast
Canadian Senate votes to legalize cannabisThe Leaf Online

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NJ.com

Where Murphy stands on weed bill Trump says he might support
NJ.com
Murphy, who is pushing to legalize cannabis in New Jersey for recreational use, was one of 12 governors signing a letter to congressional leaders of both parties in support of the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act. … the …

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