Marijuana

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Hochul’s pot picks get the thumbs up

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

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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.

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What’s next after pot?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A blunt conversation with Cuomo’s pot czar

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