New York State Department Of Health Says Benefits Of Legalized Pot Outweigh RisksThe 74-page analysis from the DOH estimates the state could raise nearly $700 million in tax revenue off the drug.
Report Recommends Legalizing Marijuana In New York StateGovernor Andrew Cuomo and state health officials have released a report recommending the legalization of marijuana in New York State.
De Blasio, O'Neill Announce New Marijuana Enforcement PolicyStarting in September, the majority of New Yorkers found smoking marijuana in public will be issued summonses instead of being arrested.
N.J. Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Expand MedicalThe state is moving toward legalizing the drug under Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who while on the campaign trail promised to authorize recreational cannabis.
Changing Marijuana Laws Won't Help Those Already In Trouble With The LawWhile New York City's marijuana laws and public policies may soon be changing, for many the forgiving stance comes too late for their legal fate.
Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
New York State Democrats Seek To Legalize, Tax MarijuanaThe executive committee passed a resolution calling for the legalization of marijuana, saying millions could be added to state coffers if it were taxed like alcohol at an excise tax rate of 13 percent.
Mayor De Blasio, NYPD Already At Odds Over New Marijuana Arrest PolicyMayor Bill de Blasio has ordered the NYPD to stop arresting people for smoking marijuana in public, setting up a challenging situation, to say the least, for officers.
Mayor De Blasio To Tell NYPD To Stop Marijuana Arrests And To Issue Summonses InsteadMayor Bill de Blasio is moving toward a new policy regarding marijuana.
More Parents Smoking Marijuana Around Children, Study SaysAccording to researchers from Columbia University, the number of cigarette-smoking parents who said they used marijuana increased from 11 percent in 2002 to over 17 percent in 2015.
De Blasio Announces Review Of NYPD's Marijuana Enforcement After Analysis Reveals Racial DisparitiesThe NYPD's current marijuana enforcement policy is going up in smoke.
New Jersey Holds Final Public Hearing On Legalizing MarijuanaAn assembly oversight committee held a final public hearing Saturday, beyond Gov. Murphy's "major reforms" to the state's medical marijuana program.