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ON JULY 7, the state of New York legalized medical marijuana. That day, Governor Andrew Cuomo held a ceremonial press conference at the New York Academy of Medicine to sign a bill that—following months of cajoling, negotiation, and compromise—had finally made it out of the State Assembly and Senate. “There is no doubt that medical marijuana can help people,” the governor said. “We are here to help people. And if there is a medical...
Advocates in New York say we're now "closer than we've ever been before" to becoming the 22nd state to legalize medicinal marijuana, thanks to a new, stricter version of legislation that's heading to Albany this spring. According to Sen. Diane Savino of Staten Island, a longtime local advocate for legalization, the new restrictions would make New York's the tightest medical marijuana laws in the country. "I think a lot of people are watching this...
Another important step in our long march towards a future in which we can happily buy pot at the bodega: Weedmaps, the so-called "Yelp for pot" is setting its sights on New York legalization, and recently bought major ad space in Times Square, according to the Daily News. The company's CEO explained the logic behind placing an ad in a market their company obviously can't serve, saying, ""Many New Yorkers who make the city great...
From his interview on Hot 97 this morning, we've learned a couple important things about Mayor De Blasio of which we were previously unaware. The first, and most important of which, is that when it comes to this weekend's Super Bowl, he's a steadfast Hawksman. Normally a Patriots fan, he explained, “I love what Seattle does. I love what they do. So I respect Denver, I respect Peyton, but I like Seattle." Good, great, perfect....

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