Bail Reform In N.Y., Marijuana Showdown In N.J. Among New Legislation To Watch In 2020The revelry of ringing in the new year comes with a host of new laws taking effect in the Tri-State Area, including some that mean more money in your pocket and some that don't.
New Jersey Marijuana Legalization: Lawmakers Agree To Put Referendum On 2020 Ballot A super-majority of New Jersey lawmakers on Monday passed a proposed ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana, putting the referendum before voters on the 2020 ballot.
On The Ballot? New Jersey Lawmakers Debate If Voters Should Decide Marijuana LegalizationDemocrat-led Assembly and Senate committees held public hearings on the proposed referendum, as required under the law.
Charges Dropped Over CBD Shop's Shipment Of 106 Pounds Of Hemp, Not MarijuanaProsecutors have dropped charges against a man accused of picking up 106 pounds of marijuana that was actually hemp bound for a CBD shop in Brooklyn.
Charges Expected To Be Dropped After NYPD Mistakes 106 Pounds Of Hemp For Illegal MarijuanaThe man was picking up hemp, but it was intercepted while being delivered to a CBD shop in Brooklyn.
NY Rep. Jerry Nadler To Call For Historic Committee Vote On Legalizing Marijuana NationwideNadler predicts his bill will pass the judiciary committee with some Republican votes.
NJ Marijuana Legalization: Top Senate Officials Pushing To Put Issue On Ballot in 2020New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Nicholas Scutari introduced new legislation on Monday that would take a measure on public support for bringing legal weed to the Garden State.
Cops Seize 106 Pounds Of Marijuana... But Turns Out It Wasn't Marijuana After AllThe NYPD 75th Precinct took to Twitter on Tuesday to brag about 106 pounds of marijana it seized from a delivery "destined for our city streets."
Good Dogs! K-9s Help State Troopers Find 420 Pounds Of Marijuana In U-Haul TruckState Police posted a photo on Twitter of the dogs involved in the search, with the drugs stacked behind them.
Tri-State Area Governors Hold Regional Summit On Vaping, MarijuanaAs of Oct. 8, there had been 26 vaping-related deaths in 21 states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
Marijuana Legalization: New York, Connecticut Look To Pair Future Laws On Pot, VapingThe governors of New York and Connecticut are talking about joining forces on vaping and marijuana policies.
Vaping Facts Versus Fiction: Nicotine, THC And The New Mystery IllnessThough there are varying conclusions in health research findings on tobacco and marijuana, the range strikes some as jarring after generations of Americans being told smoking endangers their health.
Staten Island Woman Arrested In Russia, Accused Of Bringing Less Than An Ounce Of Marijuana Into CountryAudrey Lorber, an American citizen and student at Pace University, was arrested on July 24 at Pulkovo Airport while traveling as a tourist.
New York Marijuana: Statewide Decriminalization Takes Effect TodayUnder the new law, residents with low-level marijuana convictions will automatically have their records expunged.
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Bill Into Law Further Decriminalizing Marijuana UseUnder the law, possession of small amounts of marijuana will be considered a violation punishable by fine. Criminal penalties for possessing two ounces of marijuana or less will be removed.