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.

Crystal Peoples-Stokes

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.


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.

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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.


A blunt conversation with Cuomo’s pot czar

Norman Birenbaum has been heading up the governor’s efforts to legalize marijuana.

Diane Savino

Savino isn’t giving up on weed

The ex-IDC member on the most controversial issues in health care.

Andrew Cuomo

Where Cuomo could go on his cross-country weed tour

A proposed itinerary for a ‘laid back, cool dude in a loose mood.’


Where do nearby states stand on recreational marijuana?

New York and its neighbors want to make sure they’re all on the same page before they pass anything.