New York Medical Marijuana News
October 12th, 2014NEW 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.
October 5th, 2014The 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.
September 8th, 2014Even 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.
August 8th, 2014Statewide 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.
August 7th, 2014Regarding 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, ...
August 6th, 2014WE learned something about New York Times online commenters recently: They are far, far more supportive of marijuana legalization than the average American.
August 5th, 2014NEW 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.
August 3rd, 2014There’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. The co-founder seems to be one of the more addicted Kennedys, the former Congressman from Rhode Island, Patrick. I’m afraid that I stray from ...
July 27th, 2014The 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.
July 26th, 2014Tomorrow’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 ...
July 11th, 2014Earlier 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.
July 9th, 2014After 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.
July 7th, 2014Gov. 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.
July 7th, 2014New York has become the 23rd state to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment — though it will have one of the most restrictive programs in the country. Under legislation signed into law on Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, patients with one of 10 diseases will be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug.
June 26th, 2014Albany, NY: State lawmakers and Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed late last week to compromise legislation that seeks to provide qualified patients with access to limited preparations of cannabis. The last-minute changes to the bill were demanded by the Governor, who is expected to sign the revised measure into law imminently.
June 25th, 2014A Senate companion to the successful House DEA defunding amendment has been filed, New York becomes the 23rd medical marijuana state, a CBD bill is moving in North Carolina, Rhode Island retrenches, and more. Let's get to it:
June 21st, 2014New York has become the newest state to legalize medical marijuana, after the Senate passed a bill on June 20 that allows cannabis to be prescribed in non-smokeable form only. When the bill is signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, it will make New York the 23rd state to approve medical marijuana -- albeit among the most restrictive.