Medical Marijuana Legislation Continues Through NY Legislature, Waiting To Head To Senate Floor

Advocates cheered as the New York State Assembly approved a medical marijuana bill that would  permit patients to possess small amounts of marijuana to treat approved medical conditions.

NEW YORK: The fate of a medical marijuana bill remains up in the air in New York State. The State Assembly has approved a version that would allow patients to obtain the drug for medical treatment, while a similar measure remains hung up in the State Senate. Advocates cheered as the New York State Assembly approved Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Passed By NY Senate’s Health Committee for the first time

The Health Committee approved the bill on a 9-8 vote, with one Republican, Sen. William Larkin of Orange County, joining eight Democrats in voting “yes.”

NEW YORK: Backers of legalizing medical marijuana in New York were flying high Tuesday after the measure cleared a state Senate committee for the first time. The Health Committee approved the bill on a 9-8 vote, with one Republican, Sen. William Larkin of Orange County, joining eight Democrats in voting “yes.” Medical marijuana advocates, who have Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Bill Faces Crucial Hearing In NY Senate

The bill’s sponsor, Independent Democrat Diane Savino, has said she has enough votes from both Democrats and Republicans to pass her Compassionate Care Act, if the bill is allowed to come to the Senate floor for a vote.

NEW YORK: A bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York State faces a crucial first test in the Senate’s health committee on Tuesday. The bill’s sponsor, Independent Democrat Diane Savino, has said she has enough votes from both Democrats and Republicans to pass her Compassionate Care Act, if the bill is allowed to come to the Senate Read the full article…

In NY GOP’s View On Pot Easing

"There's a stigma out there that we're the 'Party of No,'" Langworthy said Wednesday, adding that he's been speaking to Republican state senators and prodding them to support the bill.

NEW YORK: In another sign that momentum might be shifting on the issue of medical marijuana, a rising leader in the Western New York branch of the state Republican Party is calling for the passage of a bill that’s currently blocked in the GOP-controlled Senate. Approval of the measure, contends Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy, would help with the Read the full article…

Legalize Now NY Hosts Legalization Talks And Live Music

Recently an energetic group of pot activists met at the Bell House in Brooklyn

By Rich Woznicki NEW YORK: Last night, advocacy group Legalize Now New York hosted talks from local politicians, advocates, and had a surprise visit from Redman at the Bell House in Brooklyn for the event.  In attendance were all the  likely suspects from the New York legalization movement, veterans like Troy Smit of Empire State NORML, NY Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Could Be Legalized In New York This Spring: Advocates

Applicants had to pay a refundable registration fee of $200,000 along with a non-refundable $10,000 fee. For a comparison, in Oregon, the application fee is $4,000 and in Massachusetts, there is a Stage One application fee of $1,500 and a Stage Two application fee of $30,000.

NEW YORK: Medical marijuana may finally be growing on New York State lawmakers. Bolstered by growing public acceptance and hints of support from Gov. Cuomo, proponents of pot as medicine believe newly re-drafted legislation will be approved in Albany this spring – making New York the 22nd state to legalize medical marijuana. “We’re closer to this Read the full article…

Proposal To Limit Prosecutions Of Marijuana Cases In Brooklyn

The policy is part of a broader push on the part of Mr. Thompson, who took office this year, to look at alternatives to court for low-level offenders

NEW YORK:  The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will stop prosecuting people arrested on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a confidential policy proposal that the district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson, sent to the New York Police Department this month. The policy is part of a broader push on the part of Mr. Read the full article…

Schumer Takes A Wait-And-See Approach On Medical Marijuana In New York

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NEW YORK: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is taking a wait-and-see attitude on legalizing medical marijuana in New York state. Speaking to members of the Advance Editorial Board, he also gave good grades to Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, but said that City Hall needs to keep an eye on crime rates or else de Blasio Read the full article…

Bloom Off Of Pot Stocks On Wall Street

marijuana mania continues to fade as investors realize there's more smoke than fire at many companies, which show "pot-tential" but little actual revenue.

NEW YORK: Wall Street seems to be losing its appetite for pot. Marijuana stocks were high flyers — so to speak — after Colorado and Washington states legalized pot sales and several other states announced they may legalize sales or decriminalize possession. Shares in about 20 marijuana-related companies began soaring, with some gaining more than 500% Read the full article…

NY State Assembly Includes Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Bill in House Budget Bill, Jumpstarting Negotiations With Senate And Governor

Day of Actions Include Public Hearing on Bill, Evening Event in Nearby Latham, and Powerful New Video About Patients, Doctors and the Compassionate Care Act

NEW YORK:  Today, the State Assembly is introducing and passing their one-house budget proposal, which, for the first time ever, includes the New York’s comprehensive medical marijuana proposal – the Compassionate Care Act (A.6357-A -Gottfried) / S.4406-A -Savino). As the Assembly gathers to pass the measure, dozens of patients, families, caregivers and healthcare providers are descending Read the full article…