About Noah Potter

Noah Potter has been practicing law as a commercial litigator in New York City since 2000. He has litigated and analyzed legal rights in a wide range of commercial and civil matters.

New York State Holds ‘Listening Sessions’ on Cannabis Legalization

Last month, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced a series of 15 listening sessions about cannabis legalization (including one in Manhattan last week) to hear public comment through October. Cuomo’s new approach contrasts with the process that resulted in enactment of the Compassionate Care Act, New York’s medical-use-only statute, in 2014. At that time, during

By |2020-07-07T14:25:16-06:00October 15th, 2018|Government and Policy|

Cannabis Legalization in New York: What the State’s New Study is Missing

[Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part review regarding the status of adult-use legalization in New York State in light of the governor’s commissioned report by the Department of Health. Part 1 can be viewed here.]  On July 13, the New York State Department of Health released a comprehensive report to Governor Andrew Cuomo stating that the

By |2020-07-07T14:25:17-06:00August 7th, 2018|Government and Policy|

Cannabis Legalization in New York: A Question of When and How, Not Whether

[Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part review regarding the status of adult-use legalization in New York State in light of the governor’s commissioned report by the Department of Health. The second segment will run in this space tomorrow.]  On July 13, the New York State Department of Health released a comprehensive report to Governor Andrew

By |2020-07-07T14:25:17-06:00July 30th, 2018|Government and Policy|

Ending federal cannabis prohibition under Trump – a specific target

Back in October of 2012 I published an explanation of the DEA’s legal justification for permanent cannabis prohibition and how to attack it. I explained that the DEA  misconstrues the Controlled Substances Act (the “CSA”), the federal statute that governs cannabis, in order to stop any attempt to move cannabis out of Schedule I, the complete-prohibition category in the CSA.

By |2019-12-20T21:16:15-07:00December 21st, 2016|Government and Policy|
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