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04.08.15 Liam Mathews

I’m not going to sit here and make jokes about “stoners rejoice, Taco Bell may start delivering soon,” because that would be hacky. But it’s true: if Taco Bell were to start doing home delivery, it would be the best thing to happen to marijuana enthusiasts since vapes. In a riveting interview with Nation’s Restaurant […]

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07.22.13 Andy Cush

ANIMAL has a longstanding policy to not use the word “marijuana.” Cannabis? Sure. Weed? Definitely. Pot? Not my term of choice, but hey, it turns up sometimes. Marijuana, though? Almost never. NPR has a good article explaining why. A common version of the story of the criminalization of pot goes like this: Cannabis was outlawed […]

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01.09.13 Joseph Schulhoff

Sign of the Times is a recurring segment in which we head to Times Square and ask the people there what they think about current events. Since Colorado and Washington passed pro-pot laws in November, the issue of weed legalization in the US has sparked up yet again. On one side we have countries in […]

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08.09.12 Joshua Rivera

Did you almost forget New Jersey has a medical cannabis program? It would be hard to blame you, for a while it seemed like Jersey forgot too. But no longer. As of today, patients and caregivers can start registering to receive legal cannabis, provided they have a recommendation from one of the program’s 150 doctors […]

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06.20.12 Allison Burtch

The Ray Kelly, Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo were all in favor of the decriminilzation of public possession of small amounts of weed, citing the increasing incarceration of minorities as a result of stop-and-frisk. But the GOP was having none of it. Sad face. Cuomo responded to the GOP in a radio interview. “I believe […]

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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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06.04.12 Allison Burtch

In a press conference today, New York Governor Cuomo announced that he will seek legislation to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana, placing him squarely in the stop-and-frisk debate and annoying the crap out of Mayor Bloomberg. Possessing weed was decriminalized in New York State in 1977 and according to the current […]

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04.27.12 Bucky Turco

Last year, dickish conservative politicians in the Netherlands announced their plan to restrict foreigners from the best thing the nation has to offer: high quality cannabis cafes. [An employee who shall remain hyphenated protests that the Van Gogh museum is worth a visit. She has been fired. –Ed.] This would be disastrous for cities like […]

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09.08.11 Spencer Lund

An AP investigation discovered the NYPD’s Intelligence Division kept a list of “28 countries that, along with ‘American Black Muslims,’ are considered to be ‘ancestries of interest.’” Mayor Bloomberg compared the practice to “screening for measles” with young people, and claimed they didn’t unfairly target any groups. […]

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01.29.11 Lauri Apple

Have you been feeling safer lately? It’s possibly because U.S. Marshals have finally arrested Mark Steven Philips, a former member of Miami’s Black Tuna Gang who had disappeared in the middle of his federal trial for racketeering, possession and distribution back in 1979. […]

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