New York, New York, with Steve DeAngelo | The Cannabis Enigma, Season 2 Episode 4

Steve DeAngelo is the true definition of a cannabis advocate. From the first time he was introduced to the plant in the 1960’s he has dedicated his life’s work to its legalization. From his time as one of Washington, DC’s largest distributors of underground cannabis, through his creation of three…

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NO EVIDENCE that marijuana has harmful effects, New York Opens First-Ever US Safe Consumption Site

National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow said “there’s no evidence to my knowledge that occasional [adult] marijuana use has harmful effects.” “I don’t know of any scientific evidence of that.” New York City opened the first safe consumption sites for illegal drugs in the U.S. It remains to…

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New York Senator Introduces Cannabis Cultivation Bill

Senator Jeremy Cooney of New York introduced a bill on July 20 that would build upon the state’s recreational cannabis law with a focus on getting cultivation up and running. Cooney’s bill, Senate Bill S7295, would create an adult-use provisional cultivation license that would allow cultivators to begin planting very…

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Who Will Be the Future King of Cannabis Tourism – New York or Las Vegas?

Now that these two giant states—Nevada and New York—have legalized marijuana, what’s to be expected other than a huge cultural shift and of course a boost in the states’ revenues. Currently, both governments are setting their cities up to the major cannabis tourism centers in the country. No one wants…

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People of Color Are Still Disproportionately Targeted for Cannabis Arrests in New York, Despite Legalization on the Horizon

New York legalized marijuana this year but the NYPD continued to make pot-related arrests, according to fresh data released this month. The figures show that police in America’s largest city made 163 marijuana arrests in the first quarter of 2021 across the five boroughs, with the overwhelming majority involving people…

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New York Towns and Cities Considering Opting Out of Legal Cannabis Dispensaries

Cities and towns across New York are considering whether to allow retail cannabis dispensaries and consumption lounges legalized under state law to operate within their jurisdictions, with some officials urging them to act as a deadline approaches. In March, the New York state legislature and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved…

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