NY’s pot leaders need to consider environmental impacts now

Environmental justice should be the top priority when devising the state’s regulatory framework.


Hochul’s pot picks get the thumbs up

Former Assembly Member Tremaine Wright and cannabis advocate Christoper Alexander will oversee the new state program


Indigenous tribes taking the lead on legal weed

While the state dawdles on pot regulations, Native Americans in New York will likely begin sales before the end of the year.


What’s next after pot?

Magic mushrooms are on the slate of psychedelics that could become legal in New York in the coming year.


In pot deal with Cuomo, the Legislature has the power

Between Democratic supermajorities and mounting crises, the governor seems to have caved on some major sticking points on legal weed.

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Crystal Peoples-Stokes is on the precipice of her biggest achievement

How the first woman, and first African American, to serve as Assembly majority leader fought for equitable marijuana legalization.


Cuomo’s proposed pot amendments don’t appease advocates

Activists said the governor made some welcome tweaks to his plan, but the changes didn’t go far enough.

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Can legalizing pot help communities heal?

Lawmakers and advocates fear that Cuomo’s proposal won’t.


Why isn’t pot legal yet?

Recreational marijuana use in New York.


A new pot of pot revenue unlikely to save the state budget

Legalizing recreational marijuana is unlikely this year, and wouldn’t provide immediate fiscal relief.


Can pot legalization pass while the state reacts to the coronavirus?

Albany lawmakers still disagree with Cuomo on how to use tax revenues from pot sales.