New York

New York Majority Support Recreational and Medical Marijuana Legalization

New York Majority Support Recreational and Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows that a majority of New York voters approve of both recreational and medical marijuana legalization.  The poll found that 57% of New York...
New York Legislators Question New Medical Marijuana Program

New York Legislators Question New Medical Marijuana Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced plans to enact a medical marijuana program in the state that would allow a limited number of hospitals to prescribe medical marijuana...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces Plans for Medical Marijuana Pilot Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces Plans for Medical Marijuana Pilot Program

On Wednesday at the State of the State Address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo formally announced plans to instate a medical marijuana pilot program for New Yorkers suffering from...
Medical Marijuana Could Be Coming to New York This Week with Order from Governor Cuomo

Medical Marijuana Could Be Coming to New York This Week with Order from Governor Cuomo

According to the New york Times, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will announce a plan at Wednesday’s State of the State Address to legalize marijuana for medical use to...
New York to Hold Medical Marijuana Hearings

New York to Hold Medical Marijuana Hearings

In December, the state of New York will hold public hearings in Buffalo and Mineola on legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  The hearings are part of lawmaker efforts to...
New York Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

New York Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

On Monday, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state of New York was passed by the State Assembly by a wide margin of 95-38. Before the...
New York Marijuana Arrests Predicted to Drop 20% in 2013

New York Marijuana Arrests Predicted to Drop 20% in 2013

New York police and lawmakers have faced backlash in recent months over the city’s stop and frisk procedures, which many claim unfairly target minorities who are in compliance with...
New Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in New York

New Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in New York

New York lawmakers have introduced a medical marijuana bill that would have stricter regulations than those that have been proposed and failed to pass in the past. The new...
New York Police Spent 1 Million Hours on Marijuana Arrests

New York Police Spent 1 Million Hours on Marijuana Arrests

A new report released by the Drug Policy Alliance and Marijuana Arrest Research Project, shows that between 2002 and 2012, the New York Police Department spent over 1 million...
New York “Stop and Frisk” Trial Starts This Week

New York “Stop and Frisk” Trial Starts This Week

New York’s “Stop and Frisk” policy is a controversial one– many believe that police are abusing the policy to target people based on race.  A trial against the NYPD...