New York Medical Marijuana News

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: 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.

New York: NY Becomes 23rd State To Allow Medical Marijuana

Times Union

July 7th, 2014
New 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.

New York: Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Compromise Measure

NORML News

June 26th, 2014
Albany, 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.

New York: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

June 25th, 2014
A 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:

New York: New York Becomes 23Rd State To Legalize Medical Marijuana

EDGE San Francisco

June 21st, 2014
New 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.

New York: N.Y. Lawmakers Reach Medical Marijuana Deal

Kaiser Health News

June 20th, 2014
The agreement would allow doctors to prescribe it for a half-dozen medical conditions, but some lawmakers say the deal was more limited than they had hoped.

New York: Deals In Albany On Medical Marijuana, Common Core

San Francisco Chronicle

June 20th, 2014
New York lawmakers worked into the early morning hours to end their six-month session, churning through bills and striking deals to authorize medical marijuana and provide a reprieve to teachers worried about how the new Common Core standards might affect evalua ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers worked into the early morning hours to end their six-month session, churning through bills and striking deals to authorize medical marijuana and provide a reprieve to teachers worried about how ...

New York: Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Medical Marijuana

San Francisco Chronicle

June 20th, 2014
New York is set to become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana under an agreement announced by legislative leaders.

New York: New York Becomes The 23rd State To Pass A Medical Marijuana Bill

Drug Policy Alliance

June 20th, 2014
Today, the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly passed a medical marijuana bill, making New York the twenty-third state to create legal access to medical marijuana for seriously ill patients. After days of tense negotiations, the bill was passed in the final hours of the legislative session on Friday. Governor Cuomo has said he will sign the bill into law. The bill will provide relief for thousands of New York patients suffering from serious and debilitating conditions – such ...