Passage Of State Medical Marijuana Laws Doesn’t Influence Youth Use

Generic 10 March 2016 | 0 Comments

The enactment of statewide laws permitting the physician-authorized use of cannabis therapy has not stimulated increases in marijuana use by young people, according to findings published in The International Journal on Drug Policy. A team of researchers from Columbia University in New York City reviewed federal data regarding rates of self-reported, monthly marijuana use among [...]

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A Tale of Two Cities: Why DC and NY are Worlds Apart

Generic 24 March 2015 | 0 Comments Washington, DC and New York City are only 225 miles apart, a four-hour drive up I-95, or a 3½ hour train ride on Amtrak. And both jurisdictions have taken positive steps over the last couple of years to stop arresting marijuana smokers. But in other ways, they are in parallel universes. In one city [...]

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New York City Officials Announce Plan To Halt Minor Marijuana Arrests

Generic 12 November 2014 | 0 Comments

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton publicly announced plans yesterday to halt the NYPD’s practice of arresting tens of thousands of minor marijuana offenders annually. Under the new plan, set to take effect November 19, city police would issue first-time marijuana offenders a summons, payable by a fine, in [...]

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Marijuana Arrest: Devastation Of A Life Well Lived

Generic 27 December 2013 | 0 Comments

If there is another human being who has publicly debated more in favor of cannabis law reform, or, spoken to more legal victims of America’s cannabis laws than me, I want to meet and thank them. From these hundreds of debates and thousands of personal encounters with my fellow cannabis consumers busted for ganja, one [...]

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Report: Over 100,000 NYC Residents Could Benefit From Access To Medical Cannabis

Generic 30 August 2013 | 0 Comments

More than 100,000 New York City residents suffering from serious medical conditions such as cancer and chronic pain could benefit from legal access to cannabis therapy, according to a report released today by the New York City Comptroller’s Office. The mission of the Comptroller’s Office is to ensure the financial health of New York City [...]

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