First NYC Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open In January

The dispensary on 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues will be run by Columbia Care, a New York City-based company that was awarded one of the state's five licenses to open a medicinal marijuana shop.

NEW YORK: If there was any doubt about the national momentum on legalized marijuana use in America, consider this. There will be a medicinal marijuana dispensary right off New York City’s Union Square come January 2016. The dispensary on 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues will be run by Columbia Care, a New York City-based Read the full article…

Exclusive: Inside Medical Marijuana Facility Set To Open In Long Island City

The marijuana in New York City will be grown, manufactured and packaged at a building in Long Island City.

NEW YORK:  Eyewitness News got an exclusive look at the only company licensed to manufacture and distribute medical marijuana in New York City, and the way the drug will be administered may be different than what you’d expect.When you think of medical marijuana, you think of green, leafy plants, but that is not what will Read the full article…

Cannabis Construction: Entrepreneurs Use Hemp In Home Building

Though the illicit aspects of hemp may have held it back in this country, marijuana’s growing popularity could finally be helping hemp’s spread.

NEW YORK:  It started with Hurricane Katrina: the flooded houses in New Orleans festering with mold, many uninhabitable to this day. Then came the earthquake in Haiti: thousands dead, crushed by homes that should have been their sanctuaries. James Savage, then a Wall Street analyst living on Central Park West, grew disturbed about the conditions he Read the full article…

Protesters In NYC Call For Legal Marijuana In New York

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New York City's Union Square on Saturday to call for the legalization of marijuana in New York State.

NEW YORK:  Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New York City‘s Union Square on Saturday to call for the legalization of marijuana in New York State. NYC Cannabis Parade organizer Troy Smit told NBC News the annual event, first held in 2012, aims to “end the war on drugs, release the medicine, free the prisoners, heal Read the full article…

Marijuana Business Outlook 2015: Northeast Riding The Greenwave

The year 2015 is gearing up to be significant for marijuana entrepreneurs in the Northeastern region.

NEW YORK:  With Maine’s ballot referendum set to legalize pot and New York City dropping all small possession charges, the year 2015 is gearing up to be significant for marijuana entrepreneurs. “You will see a progression from a limited system to more of a broader system of legalized marijuana among states,” said Adam Laufer, attorney and Read the full article…

A Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk

Under Bloomberg more people have been arrested for marijuana possession than any other crime on the books.

NEW YORK:  Walking down Eighth Avenue a few weeks ago, I made sure my backpack was fully zipped shut. Inside was a modest stash of pot, bought just an hour or so earlier. A friend knew someone in that world, and after an introduction, then a quiet, discreet meeting, I was on my way to Read the full article…

Sanity On Pot And Stop-And-Frisk

Holder’s decision, and the reaction to it, suggests the changing political reality around marijuana

NEW YORK: Two of the big legal stories of the past few weeks seem, on the surface, to have almost nothing to do with one another. Attorney General Eric Holder gave a tentative acquiescence to the marijuana-legalization programs in the states of Colorado and Washington. A federal judge declared that the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department violated Read the full article…