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New York City Cannabis Arrests Drop 75%

Cannabis arrests in New York City are down over 75% in December compared to the same time last year. In total there were 460 cannabis arrests last month, compared to 1,820 in December, 2013. The arrest are down due to a change in the way the city handles minor cannabis possession cases, which was announced …

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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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