A bill recently amended in both the Senate and Assembly this week would essentially decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in New York state. The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (S.3040-a/A.3506-a) decriminalize possession of up to two pounds of marijuana as well as the private cultivation of up to six plants. […]
State begins cracking down on fake pot
Stores risk losing lottery and liquor licenses if they are caught selling K2 and other forms of synthetic ‘marijuana’ Following a recent incident in Brooklyn where more than 30 people were sickened after ingesting synthetic marijuana, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered an aggressive statewide crackdown on the sale […]
Like it or not, pot is here to stay
The legalization of marijuana is inevitable. The most we can hope for is that people are educated about the potential downsides of the so-called weed. We can hope that pot smoking will not give rise to the kind of alcohol fueled traffic fatalities we see now. Of course, we […]
Time to expand NY’s medical marijuana law?
Advocates for expanded access to medical marijuana are pushing a slate of bills that would give more patients access to the drug, reduce the cost of prescriptions and create more dispensaries across the state. It’s been nearly two years since Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed the Compassionate Care Act. As of […]