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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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New York City’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensary to Open in January

New York City’s first-ever medical cannabis dispensary will open this January right off of Union Square. The dispensary, which will be located on 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues, will be run by Columbia Care, one of five companies that recently received a license from the New York Department of Health to distribute cannabis …

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New York City: Only 7.7% of Those Arrested for Cannabis This Year Have Been White

Although misdemeanor cannabis arrests have been down significantly this year in New York City compared to the same period in 2014, a stark racial disparity still occurs among those that are arrested. In total, there was 2,960 misdemeanor cannabis arrests between January and March of this year, down from 7,110 during the same period last …

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New York City Council Calls on State to Legalize Cannabis

By Drug Policy Alliance NYC Council 2015 Policy Agenda Urges State Legislature to Fix New York’s Broken Marijuana Policies This week, the New York City Council called for the state of New York to pass historic legislation to both decriminalize and to tax and regulate marijuana. As part of the Council’s State Budget and Legislative …

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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 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 Council Speaker Announces Support for Marijuana Legalization

By Drug Policy Alliance Advocates Applaud Speaker Mark-Viverito for Being the “Standard Bearer” for Progressive Marijuana Policies New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced her support for marijuana legalization at the November pre-stated meeting. Speaker Mark –Viverito joins a growing list of elected officials coming out in support of marijuana legalization, including New York …

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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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Weedmaps Launches Electronic Billboard Ad in Times Square

By Press Release “High, NYC” Campaign aims to Mobilize an NYC Marijuana Community in Advance of Legalization Weedmaps, the leading listings and review site for marijuana dispensaries, today announces the launch of its New York City marijuana resource website, weedmaps.com/nyc, which is being publicized with a 26-by-20 foot electronic billboard in Time Square, the Big …

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