New York Medical Marijuana News

New York: Chronicle AM - NYC Council Head Says Legalize, UT Drug Defelonization Move, Burma Opium, More

Drug War Chonicle

November 14th, 2014
New York's city council speaker says legalize it, there are medical marijuana moves in Connecticut and Maryland, a Utah commission suggests defelonizing drug possession, a Peruvian petition seeks to end arrests for drug use, which is not a crime in Peru, and more. Let's get to it:

New York: Cuomo Coasts To 2nd Term As New York's Governor

San Francisco Chronicle

November 4th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo won a second term Tuesday, easily dispatching a challenge from Republican Rob Astorino to become the first Democrat re-elected governor of New York since his father, Mario, a quarter-century ago.

New York: Event Focuses On NY's New Medical Marijuana Law

San Francisco Chronicle

October 12th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana gathered in New York City on Sunday to discuss the implementation of a new state law authorizing marijuana as a treatment for certain medical conditions.

New York: Steve Deangelo Of Harborside Health Center On National Panel On Marijuana Legalization At The New Yorker Festival

Global Newswire

October 9th, 2014
On Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 4 p.m., at SVA Theatre in Manhattan (333 W 23rd St., New York, NY), cannabis industry advocate, leader and visionary, Steve DeAngelo, will speak on The New Yorker Festival's 'Blunt Talk' panel featuring scientists, academics and advocates to address the dynamic environment surrounding the burgeoning medical cannabis industry in an ever-shifting sociopolitical landscape.

New York: New York Times Endorses Statewide Marijuana Reform Initiatives

NORML News

October 9th, 2014
New York, NY: The editors of the New York Times have opined in favor of the passage of pending initiatives in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, DC that seek to dramatically liberalize those regions' marijuana laws.

New York: Yes To Marijuana Ballot Measures

The New York Times

October 5th, 2014
The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two decades later, over half the states allow at least limited medical use. Now it looks as though recreational use of the drug may follow the same path.

New York: Obsolete Zero Tolerance On Pot

The New York Time

September 8th, 2014
Even marijuana companies don’t want their employees stoned on the job. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational or medical use, many employers have retained or imposed “no tolerance” policies, penalizing workers for off-premise activity that is perfectly legal.

New York: Cannabis News Roundup - 08.08.14

KALW News

August 8th, 2014
Statewide regulation proposal revised… Santa Clara County tightens rules on dispensaries… Why not sell CBD-rich pot in pharmacies? …Which state has the heaviest users?... and more.

New York: The Marijuana Series - Other Views

The New York Times

August 7th, 2014
Regarding your editorial series advocating legalization of marijuana: When I ask students in my course on drugs and society if they advocate reforming federal marijuana laws, their support is unanimous. Yet they are equally unanimous in saying they don’t want their own children to use marijuana. My students’ conflicted reactions offer a microcosm of the tension at the heart of marijuana reform: How can we move beyond unbridled prohibition in ways that will tolerate, but not celebrate, ...

New York: Times Readers Online Make Their Own Cases For Legalizing Marijuana

The New York Times

August 6th, 2014
WE learned something about New York Times online commenters recently: They are far, far more supportive of marijuana legalization than the average American.

New York: Marijuana Legalization Meets Challenges With Homeowner's Associations

Main Street

August 5th, 2014
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Can homeowner's associations (HOA) tell residents they cannot use, grow or distribute marijuana - even if the state says they can? The issue is gaining controvery in Colorado and other states where pot is legal.

New York: The Quite Hilarious Grassisnotgreener.Com Campaign Against Marijuana Legalisation

Forbes Magazine

August 3rd, 2014
There’s a moment of some joyous hilarity today as an organisation calling itself “GrassIsNotGreener.com” takes out an ad in the New York Times opposing that newspaper’s editorial line that the time has come to legalise marijuana. The fun comes from looking at who is supporting this campaign and then trying to work out why they’re doing so.

New York: New York Times Stirs Debate With Call For Ending U.S. Ban On Marijuana

Los Angeles Times

July 27th, 2014
The editorial board of the New York Times has issued a dramatic call for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana, saying officials should leave the question of legalization up to state governments.

New York: Repeal Prohibition, Again

The New York Times

July 26th, 2014
It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.

New York: The Public Lightens Up About Weed

The New York Times

July 26th, 2014
When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, he admitted that he had “experimented with marijuana,” but said he “didn’t like it,” “didn’t inhale it” and “never tried it again.” Whatever the accuracy of that statement, he was accused of pandering to the marijuana-wary voting public.

New York: New York Times - End Prohibition, Again

NORML News

July 26th, 2014
Tomorrow’s Sunday New York Times’ editorial calling for an end to cannabis prohibition in America, affirms in my mind, after nearly twenty four years publicly advocating for cannabis law reforms at NORML, the end of cannabis prohibition in our nation is nearly upon the rest of the country (beyond Colorado and Washington State, where cannabis is taxed and regulated like alcohol products for responsible adult use). This is the same editorial board and opinions page that would with great ...

New York: Let States Decide On Marijuana

The New York Times

July 26th, 2014
In 1970, at the height of his white-hot war on crime, President Richard Nixon demanded that Congress pass the Controlled Substances Act to crack down on drug abuse. During the debate, Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut held up a package wrapped in light-green paper that he said contained $3,000 worth of marijuana. This substance, he said, caused such “dreadful hallucinations” in an Army sergeant in Vietnam that he called down a mortar strike on his own troops. A few minutes later, the ...

New York: New York Legalizes Medical Marijuana

News Channel Daily

July 11th, 2014
Earlier this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially made his state the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana when he signed the Compassionate Care Act. Cuomo’s signing of the act places New York among the growing number of states that have extended their marijuana laws.

New York: Brooklyn Prosecutor Limits When He’ll Target Marijuana

The New York Times

July 9th, 2014
After months of resistance from the New York Police Department, the Brooklyn district attorney’s office announced on Tuesday that it would immediately carry out its plan to stop prosecuting most low-level marijuana cases.

New York: NY Medical Marijuana Bill Sponsors On Its Passage

San Francisco Chronicle

July 7th, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature on a bill legalizing limited use of medical marijuana in New York capped a campaign by lawmakers that wasn't given much of a chance of succeeding at the start of this year's legislative session.