DJ Snoop Dogg & Weekend Unlimited Celebrate Legal Weed In NYC

CALIFORNIA: Weekend Unlimited LIVE hosted a star-studded party on January 9th in New York City.  The event took place at NYC’s Pomona’s Savage Lounge featuring a DJ set by Snoop Dogg.

DJ Snoop in NYC

The gala was a production of Weekend Unlimited USA through its event division, Weekend Unlimited LIVE, in celebration of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent announcement that he would push to legalize recreational marijuana next year, a move that could generate more than $1.7 billion in sales annually and put New York in line with several neighboring states.

IMG_2769Along with Snoop Dogg, attendees included NFL player and cannabis advocate Jack Brewer, restauranteur Barry Mullineaux, and nightlife impresario Carlos Antonio, former NFL safety Sergio Brown, Real Housewives Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan, Mob wife Ramona Rizzo, Miss USA,  Miss New York Genesis Camilo, Terrence J, and DJ Whoo Kid.

 

New York: Governor Says Legalizing Marijuana Is Among Administration’s Top Legislative Priorities

NEW YORK: Enacting legislation to permit and regulate the retail sale of cannabis to adults is among the Cuomo administration’s top 2019 legislative priorities, New York’s Governor announced on Monday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “We must … end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma, and let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all.” His comments reaffirm those of a Cuomo spokesperson in November, who said, “The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult use marijuana.”

Days later, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio also publicly endorsed legalization, stating: “Our mission is clear: We want New York to be the fairest big city in America. If we get legalization right, marijuana can be an important new part of the solution.” A newly-released city task force report estimates that retail sales in New York City could total some $1.7 billion per year.

In July, a Health Department study commissioned by the Governor’s office recommended legalizing adult marijuana use and commerce. It concluded: “A regulated marijuana program enjoys broad support and would have significant health, social justice, and economic benefits. … Regulating marijuana enables public health officials to minimize the potential risks of marijuana use through outreach, education, quantity limits at point of sale, quality control, and consumer protection. … The positive effects of a regulated marijuana market in New York State outweigh the potential negative impacts.”


For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.

NY Launches Medical Marijuana Program Thursday

NEW YORK: New York is the latest state to allow its citizens to use medical marijuana.

The Empire State kicked off its medical marijuana program Thursday with eight dispensaries opening for business.  The program comes 18 months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act.

It makes non-smokeable forms of medical marijuana available to New Yorkers.