Marijuana

Correction Officer Austin Romain has been convicted of smuggling items into the jails at Rikers Island. (Credit: CBS2)

Rikers Correction Officer Convicted Of Smuggling Pot, Other Items

A Rikers Island correction officer was convicted Friday of smuggling drugs and other items into the jail.

12/12/2014

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8 Long Island USPS Workers Arrested In Marijuana Theft, Delivery Scheme

The workers were supposed to have notified law enforcement about the marijuana, but instead plucked the packages out of the processing line and slapped new delivery labels on them, according to authorities.

12/03/2014

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Princeton Pot Smokers Trigger University Fire Alarm

It was a case of higher learning that triggered a fire alarm and forced the evacuation of 100 students from a Princeton University dormitory.

11/20/2014

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Poll Shows Wide Racial Gap In Support For Mayor Bill De Blasio

Seventy-one percent of black voters said they approve of the mayor, but only 34 percent of whites gave him a thumbs-up.

11/19/2014

A man rolls a joint (file/credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD To Begin Issuing Tickets For Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

Police Commissioner William Bratton announced Monday that officers will now be allowed to issue simple summonses for certain low-level marijuana offenses, rather than making arrests.

11/10/2014

New Jersey parents Brian and Tammy Smith are accused of supplying alcohol and marijuana to their middle school aged daughter and her friends. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Couple Accused Of Providing Alcohol, Marijuana To Middle Schoolers At Party

A New Jersey couple is accused of giving alcohol and pot to middle schoolers at a party.

10/23/2014

Items confiscated from an apartment in Queens where Nuquan Stewart, 30, was allegedly running a marijuana ring. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Officers Bust Marijuana Operation In Queens Apartment, Find 8-Year-Old Boy Inside

A suspect was being held at Rikers Island Tuesday afternoon, after police busted a well-armed marijuana operation he was allegedly running from his home in Queens Village.

10/21/2014

Marijuana Cigarette (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Activists Call For Marijuana Legalization In New Jersey

Several speakers urged the crowd to push state and federal lawmakers to legalize or decriminalize marijuana.

10/19/2014

A man rolls a joint (file/credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Two Men Charged After Picking Up Package Of Marijuana At Post Office

Police said they were alerted to a suspicious package at the post office and brought in their drug-sniffing dog, Triton, who signaled there were drugs in the parcel.

09/21/2014

Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Keidel: Josh Gordon And NFL Policy

It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension

08/29/2014

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Seen At 11: ‘Exploding High’ Via Hash Oil Putting Neighbors At Risk

A dangerous new trend in drug use may have serious consequence not just for the user, but for neighbors of nearby homes.

08/27/2014

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Atlantic City To Host Grow-Your-Own Marijuana Seminar

The $1,000, four-day course will be offered by a California-based marijuana school at Bally’s Casino this weekend, starting Saturday.

08/18/2014

Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson talks with CBS 2's Tony Aiello (Credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn DA Thompson Talks Violence, Controversial Decisions With CBS 2

From a spike in gun violence to a controversial new police on marijuana cases, Thompson’s term is off to a challenging start.

07/18/2014

Beachgoers on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

6 Lifeguards Accused Of Smoking Marijuana On The Job In The Rockaways

Lifeguards have been lighting up while working at a city beach, and they haven’t been smoking cigarettes.

07/10/2014

A man rolls a joint (file/credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Brooklyn DA Policy May Allow Dismissal Of Many Low-Level Marijuana Cases

Under a new policy announced Tuesday, most of the thousands of people arrested on first-time, low-level marijuana charges will likely no longer be forced to go to court for cases that are often eventually dismissed anyway.

07/08/2014

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