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Things Are Canna Crazy in New York City These Days

25 New Yorkers were just hospitalized because of cannabis prohibition. It's time to stop the madness.

Legalization Dominoes Start Falling (Finally!) in New York

In New York, people of color get arrested for cannabis. White people don't. The data prove it. Now the mayor says he'll change that.

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.

Racial Disparities in NYC Cannabis Arrests Are Getting Worse

As many cities decriminalize and other states legalize, New York City keeps arresting more people of color for cannabis. What gives?

Drug Policy Alliance: Time to Decriminalize, NYC Racial Disparities Remain

The Drug Policy Alliance, a leading advocacy group, released a report Tuesday calling for an end to criminal penalties for drug use and possession.

As New York Relaxes Cannabis Rules, Industry Wants In

Eager to get in on what’s expected to be a booming industry, cannabis companies and investors are starting to flock to New York.

Chronic Pain Is Now a Qualifying Condition in New York State. Here’s What That Means for Patients

After months of regulatory review and public comment, New York has officially added chronic pain as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis.

NYC Cannabis Arrests Ticked Up in 2016

Not only was there a 9 percent increase in cannabis arrests in 2016, there continues to be a troubling trend of racial disparity for cannabis arrests.