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After Cuomo Signs Bill Speeding Up Medical Marijuana For Some, Patient Advocates Say State's Program Is Still LackingJulie Netherland, deputy New York director for the Drug Police Alliance, said she would also like to see the program offer price breaks to lower-income patients and be more widely distributed.
Brooklyn DA's Office Takes Next Step In Quest To Decriminalize PotThe 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.
Report: Cuomo Reverses Field, Will Legalize Medical MarijuanaAndrew Cuomo's plan to legalize medical marijuana represents an about-face for the Democratic governor.
Report: Medical Marijuana May Soon Be Allowed In New York StateGov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to add New York to the 20 states allowing medical marijuana use.
New Jersey Announces Locations For Medical MarijuanaA half-dozen alternative treatment centers across New Jersey could be legally selling marijuana to patients with certain medical conditions by late summer.
Group Says Pot Busts In NYC Were 15 Percent Of All 2010 ArrestsThe Drug Policy Alliance says figures released show the New York City Police Department arrested 50,383 people in 2010 for low-level marijuana offenses.
Critics: Proposed NJ Medical Pot Rules Too StrictMedical marijuana advocates said Thursday the state has gone too far with its proposed regulations for using the drug as medicine.
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