Sen. Skelos, a Long Island Republican, said it’s wrong to downgrade punishment to a simple violation for having up to 25 grams of marijuana in the open.
The new legislation would make the possession of 25 grams of marijuana or less, in private or public view, a violation subject to a ticket and fine rather than a misdemeanor, Cuomo announced Monday.
Funeral services were held today for 22-year-old Marina Keegan. She was killed in a car crash near her Wayland, Massachusetts home on May 26.
The latest reading on Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s job approval rating comes from the Quinnipiac University poll, where 44 percent of voters approve and 45 percent disapprove.
“There were over 50,000 arrests last year for low-level marijuana possession, which is a waste of scarce city resources,” said advocate Doug Greene.
In Connecticut, drug dealers, by law, are meant to pay taxes on the cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs they sell illegally.
Marc Ringel, 53, was arraigned Thursday morning on reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon charges. He is being held without bail.
Police say they are not sure of Marc Ringel’s motives, but say the don’t believe he is a member of an extremist group or a terrorist.
Proponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Connecticut say this year’s version of the legislation addresses many of the concerns that have been voiced over the years.
1800 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn drew the attention of narcotics investigators after a was killed by a stray bullet while picking up her child from school.
The incident happened at Intermediate School 208 in Bellerose.
New state data show New York City police arrested more than 50,000 people on low-level marijuana charges last year. That’s despite a drop-off after officers were told not to use tactics that critics decry as tricking people into getting arrested.
You might call it a marijuana mega mansion. Police raided a five-floor commercial building in the Bronx Tuesday afternoon that was filled with marijuana plants from wall to wall. The building, located on Morris Park Avenue, had nearly 800 plants, some measuring 7 feet.
A teacher told police the special needs student at the Hanover Elementary School in Meriden pulled out nine bags of pot, which officials said appeared to be wrapped for sale, from his pocket at snack time Tuesday.
Those who want to see New Jersey’s medical marijuana program finally in place rallied on the steps of the Statehouse today.
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