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Brooklyn DA’s Office Takes Next Step In Quest To Decriminalize Pot

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has sent the NYPD a policy proposal that says the office will stop prosecuting people arrested on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana.


Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Report: Cuomo Reverses Field, Will Legalize Medical Marijuana

Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize medical marijuana represents an about-face for the Democratic governor.


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Report: Medical Marijuana May Soon Be Allowed In New York State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to add New York to the 20 states allowing medical marijuana use.


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New Jersey Announces Locations For Medical Marijuana

A half-dozen alternative treatment centers across New Jersey could be legally selling marijuana to patients with certain medical conditions by late summer.


A man smokes licenced medicinal marijuana.  (file/credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Group Says Pot Busts In NYC Were 15 Percent Of All 2010 Arrests

The Drug Policy Alliance says figures released show the New York City Police Department arrested 50,383 people in 2010 for low-level marijuana offenses.


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Critics: Proposed NJ Medical Pot Rules Too Strict

Medical marijuana advocates said Thursday the state has gone too far with its proposed regulations for using the drug as medicine.