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Over 10,000 Less Cannabis Arrests Made in New York City So Far in 2015 Compared to Same Period in 2014

Cannabis arrests are down significantly this year in New York City, following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s call for law enforcement to give citations to those possessing small amounts of cannabis rather than arresting and charging them with a criminal offense. Through the end of October, there have been just over 18,000 cannabis-related arrests in New …

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Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Open Throughout New York Within 6 Months

The New York State Department of Health issued licenses today to five organizations giving them the authority to cultivate and distribute cannabis for medical use. Each of the five organizations will be allowed to open four dispensaries and four cultivate centers, with the dispensaries mandated to be open within six months (putting the deadline at …

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NYC Teen Suspected of Smoking Cannabis Dies After Falling from Building to Escape Police

By Reuters NEW YORK, NY — A 17-year-old boy died on Saturday from injuries he sustained falling six stories from a New York City building rooftop as he tried to escape police investigating a report of teenagers smoking marijuana, law enforcement said. Hakeem Kuta, of the Bronx, died Saturday morning after being in critical condition …

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