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10.21.14 Rhett Jones

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is on course to equal the number of petty weed arrests as Bloomberg’s. According to a new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, by this time last year, the NYPD had made 20,080 arrests for pot possession as opposed to 19,684 in 2014 — a difference of just 396. That […]

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10.10.14 Rhett Jones

If you’re interested in being part of the legitimate weed industry, the International Cannabis Association Expo will be coming to Times Square tomorrow, ahead of the 2016 roll out of limited medical weed in New York state. Organizers hope to give essential information to those who want to get into the business. The expo was held in […]

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10.01.14 Rhett Jones

In 2010, DISH Network fired a man in a wheelchair after he tested positive for pot use. While that happens every day in America, this partially paralyzed call center worker has a medical weed license. Now, he’s suing DISH under Colorado’s lawful off-duty activities law. Currently in Colorado, an employer can’t fire you for doing […]

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09.16.14 Bucky Turco

New York State Senator Liz Krueger will be proposing a bill to legalize weed, again. The ardent Democratic attempted to introduce legislation earlier this year, but apparently it was dead in the water due to the political climate at the time (an untoppable Republican-controlled senate and a hesitant governor). Then something miraculous happened and New […]

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08.08.14 Bucky Turco

There’s a whole bunch of industries not down with weed being legal which are actively lobbying to maintain that status quo according to the International Business Times: The biggest players in the anti-marijuana legalization movement are pharmaceutical, alcohol and beer companies, private prison corporations and police unions, all of whom help fund lobby groups that […]

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08.07.14 Bucky Turco

Jacob Lavoro is a 19-year-old who’s facing life in prison for allegedly trying to sell pot brownies. Because he added hash oil to the recipe and it’s Texas, prosecutors are trying to charge him with the total weight of all the ingredients used to make the tasty edibles even though the batch was tested, and […]

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07.27.14 Bucky Turco

“The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana,” writes the Editorial Board of the New York Times. In just over 500 words, the oped — which is accompanied by a trippy animation that shows the stars and stripes morphing into weed leaves — spells out why it’s time to legalize cannabis, likening the government’s […]

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07.14.14 Sophie Weiner

Last week, Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson said in a statement he would no longer be prosecuting most low level weed cases. He said this was a move to discourage the number of arrests made for non-violent possession charges, many of which are dismissed anyway. The NYPD has responded with their own memo, asserting that they […]

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07.09.14 Sophie Weiner

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson is taking steps to reel in the pointless War on Drugs in New York. Many of those charged and arrested in Brooklyn for pot possession will have their cases dropped without even going to court. “Given that these cases are ultimately — and predictably — dismissed, the burdens that they pose on the […]

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07.08.14 Bucky Turco

Governor Cuomo signed legislation today to establish a medical weed program in New York, making it the 23rd state in the U.S. to legalize the good herb. Although it’s very restrictive and has lots of shortcomings, the measure is a step in the right direction. The legislation also represents another direct challenge to the federal […]

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