Marijuana

Marijuana

What’s next after pot?

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

New York State

Pot legalized but the budget is late

Rounding up the week’s political news.

Marijuana

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.

New York City

Another Cuomo scandal and a pot deal reached

Rounding up the week’s political news.

Marijuana

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.

Andrew Cuomo

How exactly will lawmakers legalize marijuana in New York?

Legislative leaders say it’s only a matter of time.

Marijuana

Can legalizing pot help communities heal?

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

Marijuana

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.

Coronavirus

Why recreational marijuana legalization won’t be in the state budget

The coronavirus crisis has a lot to do with it.

Marijuana

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.

Marijuana

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.’

Marijuana

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.