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Brooklyn DA’s Plan Could Erase Thousands of Cannabis Convictions

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said on Friday that his office will allow nearly 20,000 low-level cannabis convictions to be wiped away.

How MedMen Conquered the Most Cutthroat Market in Cannabis

Is this actually the Starbucks of cannabis? How savvy branding and fast expansion are winning over consumers in LA.

I Got Stoned in Manhattan to Celebrate the New “No Arrest” Cannabis Policy

Take a "Baked Apple" tour of Manhattan, where District Attorney Cyrus Vance has proposed a sensical approach to cannabis convictions: stop wasting resources on petty offenses.

The Roll-Up #45: An Avalanche of Good Cannabis News

This week: grand gestures from New York officials, shockingly sensible moves in a former Soviet republic, and how fear-mongers are trying to skew “cannabis poisonings.”

New York State Health Officials Conclude ‘Legalize It’

The New York State Health Department's 2018 Marijuana Legalization Assessment Report will go down in history.

New York Emergency Rule OKs Medical Marijuana as Opioid Alternative

The New York State Health Commissioner allows doctors to recommend medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids, effective immediately.

Analysis: Will the NYPD Really Stop Frivolous Marijuana Arrests?

New York will take fewer marijuana smokers to police stations starting Sept. 1. Critics say it's too little too late as the public clamors for bigger cannabis reforms.

Action Bronson Just Got a HUGE Skull Tattoo

In an announcement that could bring criminal justice relief to thousands of New Yorkers, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said on Friday that his office…

Top New York Lawmaker: Expunge Convictions if Cannabis Goes Legal

"If we're going to get to the point that it's going to be legal, why should people still have trouble getting jobs and have a record for something that is legal?"

Schumer Bill Would Deschedule Cannabis Nationwide

Schumer says he'll introduce the measure next week. But how does it differ from Sen. Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act?

Cynthia Nixon: Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is a Racial Issue

"We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity," said the actor and candidate New York governor.

‘The Case for Medical Cannabis Is Overwhelming’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From enlightened zillionaires to accidentally high executives, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

5 Ways New York City Can Reform Its Outrageous Cannabis Policy

Stop arresting people for cannabis is a basic first step. Also, in general, leave people alone.

Is Cannabis Legal in New York City? Well…It’s Complicated

It's also confusing. Cannabis flower is illegal for patients, but nearly legal for all others. With extracts, it's the opposite.

Meet the Lawyer Suing Jeff Sessions to End Cannabis Prohibition

A blockbuster lawsuit in New York could end cannabis prohibition nationwide. Leafly sat down with David Holland, an attorney for the plaintiffs.

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