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New York Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Takes Effect

As of August 2019, individuals in New York State are subject to reduced marijuana possession penalties, and those with prior cannabis convictions...
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New York Legislature Decriminalizes Marijuana

New York legislators have voted in favor of a marijuana decriminalization bill, which removes criminal penalties for possession and use of small...
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Marijuana Legalization Loses Momentum in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seems to be backtracking on his pledge to support recreational marijuana legalization in the state.
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Report: New York Legal Cannabis Industry Could Stimulate Economy by $4.1 Billion

An adult-use cannabis industry in New York State could lead to $4.1 billion of economic activity and create short-term spikes of investment...
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Marijuana Companies Encouraged Governor To Prohibit Home Grows, Document Reveals

New York-based marijuana businesses urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in a policy statement to ban home cultivation of recreational cannabis around one...
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Marijuana Legalization Is “Perhaps The Stupidest Thing Anybody Has Ever Done,” Michael Bloomberg Says

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reiterated his opposition to marijuana legalization as he continues to deliberate on whether to...
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Where Does Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand Stand On Marijuana?

In the 2020 presidential election, the incumbent is a Republican with sagging poll numbers, leaving the Democratic field open. By mid-January, eight...
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New York Gov. Cuomo Confirms Support For Legalization In Inaugural Address

Reiterating his newfound position, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) sated in his inaugural speech on Tuesday that he supports cannabis legalization.
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States Most Likely To Legalize In 2019

The year 2018 saw significant victories for advocates of marijuana legalization. For example, voters in Utah and Missouri approved medical cannabis initiatives,...
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Gov. Cuomo Planning Recreational Marijuana For New York In 2019

Gov. Cuomo of New York recently ran for re-election against a challenger who advocated for legalization and expungement. In response, Cuomo promised to heed...