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11.20.14 Rhett Jones

The decision to stop arresting citizens for simple possession in NYC has only been in effect for 24-hours, and a poll conducted on Tuesday shows that New Yorkers overwhelmingly approve. A new poll by Quinnipiac University shows that 71% of residents approve of the new policy, which makes possession of less than 25 grams a violation instead […]

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04.24.14 Andy Cush

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson — who said he would stop prosecuting small-time pot possession offenses during his campaign — is making good on that promise. According to a memo published in the Post, anyone with a clean criminal record who is arrested for possession of up to two ounces of weed or smoking in public in […]

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06.07.12 Allison Burtch

Earlier this week, New York Governor Cuomo announced that he will seek legislation to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana. Though possessing weed was decriminalized in New York State thirty-five years ago, there’s a weird gray area where as soon as the weed is in “public view,” you get a misdemeanor. And […]

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06.06.11 Bucky Turco

Despite Republican lawmakers, Connecticut moved one step closer to decriminalizing small amounts of weed, a measure that New York adopted long ago in 1977. Under the new law, which still has to be passed by the state’s House of Representatives, anyone caught with 14 grams or less will be issued a civil citation and a […]

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04.19.11 Bucky Turco

The highest court in Massachusetts ruled that officers can no longer order someone out of their car and perform a warrantless search merely because it reeks of smoked weed. Chief Justice Roderick Ireland cited the ballot passed by voters in ’08 and wrote: “Ferreting out decriminalized conduct with the same fervor associated with the pursuit […]

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