Cuomo Appoints Panel To Move Forward Marijuana Legalization In New York

Governor Cuomo Announces Workgroup to Draft Legislation for Regulated Adult-Use Marijuana Program Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today appointed a workgroup to draft legislation for a regulated adult-use marijuana program for the legislature to consider in the upcoming session based on the findings of a multi-agency study he commissioned in January. The study, led by the Department of Health, concluded that the positive impacts of a

By |2020-07-07T14:25:17-06:00July 30th, 2018|HLG Week In Review|

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|

The New York Cannabis Parade has finally gone mainstream

It took nearly five decades, but the New York Cannabis Parade has finally gone mainstream. “We have an unprecedented lineup of elected officials this year,” says co-organizer Noah Potter, an attorney specializing in drug policy. “We’ve never had anything comparable.” The “very bold and forward-thinking” City Councilman Rafael Espinal was the first elected official to participate in

By |2020-07-07T14:25:17-06:00May 4th, 2018|HLG In The News|

CO Developing Plan For Federal Marijuana Protections, What Should Legalization Look Like In NY?, National Legalization Could Generate Billions In Tax Revenue + 1 Million Jobs

Colorado congressional members developing plan for federal marijuana protections Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on Friday began to hatch a plan to counter Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to eliminate Obama-era guidance on marijuana enforcement. Legislative sources confirmed to The Cannabist that Colorado lawmakers, including Representatives Ed Perlmutter, Diana DeGette and Jared Polis, and Sen. Cory

By |2020-07-07T14:25:22-06:00January 12th, 2018|HLG Week In Review|

High Fashion for a Higher Purpose: NY Fashion Week’s First Cannabis Event

This February, the men’s lifestyle blog The Hemponair and cannabis event pop-up organizers Higher Education extended private invitations for the NYFW Speakeasy Benefit, a New York Fashion Week event that combined cannabis and style for a good cause. It was the first New York Fashion Week event to publicly advertise its cannabis connections Held downtown by the art galleries

By |2020-07-07T14:25:22-06:00March 17th, 2017|Hemp|

New York Introduces Two Bills To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

When Manhattan was settled by Dutch explorers as a trading outpost in the early 17th century, they called it “New Amsterdam.” Just about 400 years later, New York City could be poised to reconnect with its Amsterdam roots. Two separate bills have been presented to the New York Senate and State Assembly to fully legalize recreational cannabis for

By |2020-07-07T14:25:18-06:00February 10th, 2017|Government and Policy|

New York adds chronic pain to medical cannabis conditions list

New York health regulators took a major step Thursday toward boosting the state’s fledgling medical marijuana industry by adding chronic pain to the list of treatable conditions for MMJ. The state’s health department said it is drafting rules to allow doctors to recommend chronic pain, although it didn’t spell out the symptoms that will qualify, the Journal News

By |2020-07-07T14:25:18-06:00December 1st, 2016|Government and Policy|

NY’s Nascent Marijuana Industry Watching Ballot Question In Massachusetts

Come November 8th, voters in Massachusetts and Maine will consider making recreational marijuana legal for all adults. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports on what impact electoral victories in these nearby states may have on New York State. Several Eastern states are among 25 which already allow some form of medicinal marijuana; none

By |2020-07-07T14:25:22-06:00November 2nd, 2016|Government and Policy|
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