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The Big Apple: Marijuana Arrest Rates Up 29 Percent, Minorities Account For 90 Percent

By Monterey Bud, Marijuana.com The ebb and flow of marijuana arrests in The Big Apple continue. . . Purportedly working to lose their “marijuana arrest capital of the world” moniker – and after successfully cutting their weed-related arrests by 75% between 2013 and 2014 – New York’s 2016 marijuana arrest rate shot up by 29% when …

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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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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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New York City Law Decriminalizing Public Display of Cannabis Now in Effect

A new policy decriminalizing the public display of up to 25 grams of cannabis is now in effect in New York City, as of Wednesday, November 19th. The new policy was put forth by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Under New York State law, the possession of up to 25 grams of cannabis is a ticketable, …

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New York City Police to Stop Arresting for Cannabis Possession

At a press conference this afternoon, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce that the city’s police department will no longer arrest individuals for low-level cannabis possession, and will instead issue tickets. The announce will come less than three weeks after a report was released, finding that discriminatory cannabis arrests have continued under Mayor …

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