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Brooklyn DA office plans to expunge minor past cannabis convictions

September 11, 2018, Brooklyn For past few months, a movement to decriminalize minor cannabis offenses has been going in New York City. Law enforcement officials and prosecutors are in the process of making significant changes how non-violent cannabis offenses are […]

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New York legislature will hold public hearings on marijuana legalization

August 30, 2018, New York For New York, this summer has been really happening as far as work to push for cannabis reforms go. All these efforts are giving hope regarding the legalization of adult-use cannabis in the state. A […]

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Governor appoints a workgroup to draft legalization bill for recreational marijuana

August 06, 2018, New York New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, has formed a workgroup to draft bill for the adult-use marijuana legalization in the state. The group consists of professionals with specialized knowledge of different facets of legal cannabis operations. It includes people from the field of public health and safety, economists […]

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New York’s Health Department Report Backs Marijuana Legalization

July 18, 2018, New York In the start of this year, the governor of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo commissioned the state’s health department to study and assess the implications of cannabis legalization. The department has finalized its report this Monday. In the report, […]

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New Yorkers are now Able to Swap Opioid Prescriptions With Medical Cannabis

July 16, 2018, New York A month ago, the New York Health Department announced that they would expand the MMJ program by adding new qualifying medical conditions to the list. Last week, the department declared that they had concluded some emergency regulations […]

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New York Senator Proposes Bill for Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana

June 29, 2018, New York Cannabis has finally become a part of the legislative discussion in the federal legislature. Last week, Colorado Senator introduced a bill in Congress to provide an absolute autonomy to states in dealing with their cannabis affairs. This week, New York senator Chuck Schumer, an infamous cannabis activist, has introduced a bill to re-classify the strain in the Federal Control Substance Act.  The proposal, if passed, will definitely […]

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Will Blasio’s Verbal Directive Reduce Marijuana Arrests in NYC?

June 25, 2018, NYC Last week,  Instead, they will receive a judicial summons. Blasio is of the thought that it will cut down the number of annual arrests of cannabis by thousands. Some rough estimates suggest that around 10,000 fewer NYC residents will be arrested if the policy is effectively implemented.   It’s […]

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New York Approves MMJ as a Prescribed Opioid Alternative

June 19, 2018, New York New York has seen some substantial marijuana reforms in the last couple 0of months. In fact, last month, the NYC mayor directed the law-enforcement bodies to not arrest people with minor cannabis possessions. Now, the state is going to expand its MMJ program by adding opioid addiction to the list of qualifying medical conditions.  Patients with an opioid prescription can […]

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New York Assembly Discusses MMJ Care for Pets

May 31, 2018, New York It is heartening to see that the debate on marijuana has become very inclusive. Lawmakers are now also taking about MMJ care for pet animals. For instance, a bill was introduced in the New York legislature in March that entails the legalization of MMJ to treat different […]

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