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With Legalization Stalled, Can New Jersey Salvage MMJ Reforms?Sara Brittany Somerset - Published on May 6, 2019Read more
Patient advocates hope to pass a bill to reform the state’s terrible medical marijuana system, with or without adult-use legalization.
New York’s Legalization Push Becomes a Battle RoyaleSara Brittany Somerset - Published on February 25, 2019Read more
Upstate farmers want to grow it. NYC bodega owners want to sell it. Reformers want convictions expunged. In this bill, every sentence counts.
New York Mayor Comes Out Strong for Legalization With EquitySara Brittany Somerset - Published on December 20, 2018Read more
Some expected Bill de Blasio to give tepid support, but he came out fiery in favor of ending prohibition and righting past wrongs.
New Yorkers Declare: No Legalization Without Social EquitySara Brittany Somerset - Published on December 14, 2018Read more
A two-day conference in Albany set the tone for 2019: Equity must be baked into the law.
UN Drug Committee Finds Cannabis an Effective, ‘Relatively Safe Drug’Sara Brittany Somerset - Published on June 11, 2018Read more
As the UN prepares to reconsider its cannabis controls, a World Health Organization study group lays down the facts.
Now the IRS Is Denying Nonprofit Status to Cannabis Industry GroupsSara Brittany Somerset - Published on March 29, 2018Read more
The tax agency already hampers state-legal companies with Rule 280E. Now it’s hitting industry associations, too.
United Nations Report Scolds Countries for Cannabis LegalizationSara Brittany Somerset - Published on March 12, 2018Read more
The board that monitors the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs doesn’t like it when nations ignore the treaty.
5 Ways New York City Can Reform Its Outrageous Cannabis PolicySara Brittany Somerset - Published on March 9, 2018Read more
Stop arresting people for cannabis is a basic first step. Also, in general, leave people alone.
Racial Disparities in NYC Cannabis Arrests Are Getting WorseSara Brittany Somerset - Published on March 6, 2018Read more
As many cities decriminalize and other states legalize, New York City keeps arresting more people of color for cannabis. What gives?
Judge Dismisses Case to Overturn Schedule I Status of CannabisSara Brittany Somerset - Published on February 26, 2018Read more
The lawsuit, known as Washington v. Sessions, was brought by five medical cannabis patients. The federal judge sympathized, but had to follow procedural law.