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

Tensions Run High As NY Medical Marijuana Deadline Nears

An agreement between the state Senate and Assembly on whether to legalize medical marijuana in New York is due before midnight Monday in order to be voted on before the legislative session ends later this week.

06/16/2014

Marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

NYS Lawmakers Roll Out Measure To Tax, Legalize Marijuana

State Sen. Liz Krueger said her bill would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the state.

12/11/2013

Stage 4 cancer patient Beverly McClain speaks in favor of legalizing medical use of marijuana in New York, April 25, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

New York State Lawmakers Push For Medical Marijuana Law

State Sen. Diane Savino said if enacted, New York would have the most highly regulated, tightly controlled medical marijuana law in the nation.

04/25/2013

Fire burns at the Deutsche Bank Building in Lower Manhattan - Aug 18, 2007 (credit: NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

Push On To Bring NYC Under Uniform Fire Codes

If you think every building in New York City is held to the same fire standards, you’d be wrong.

09/19/2012

E-Cigarette (ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers Advance Bill That Would Ban ‘E-Cigarettes’

Some Albany lawmakers want manufacturers to prove to the FDA that e-cigarettes are an effective smoking cessation aid in order to sell them to adults.

01/25/2011