Arrests for Low-Level Marijuana Possession have Decreased 90 Percent Following New NYPD Marijuana Guidelines

Arrests for Low-Level Marijuana Possession have Decreased 90 Percent Following New NYPD Marijuana Guidelines | Drug Policy Alliance Arrests for low-level marijuana possession have plummeted 90 percent since new NYPD marijuana enforcement guidelines took effect in September. There were 151 arrests for low-level marijuana in the entire city of New York in September 2018, less […]

Joy Beckerman: Hemp Industries Association Evangelist

You can’t take the hippie out of Joy Beckerman. The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) president became a canna-activist in Grateful Dead parking lots in the early ’90s. “I learned about the social and political injustice of marijuana and of industrial hemp on Grateful Dead tour,” she tells Freedom Leaf. With her busy schedule, Beckerman doesn’t […]

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. While Republicans remain in charge […]

2 New York City DAs All But Abandon Marijuana Prosecutions

NEW YORK (AP) — Marijuana prosecutions have plunged in two New York City boroughs as their district attorneys stopped pursuing most cannabis cases and police changed their approach to marijuana enforcement. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. released statistics Nov. 1, 2018,  showing arraignments for low-level marijuana offenses dropped about 87 percent from August through […]

Inside a CBD Dinner Party at Loosie’s in Brooklyn

This chic CBD dinner party in Brooklyn combined education with fun to engage a curious audience while they discussed their experiences with cannabis. The post Inside a CBD Dinner Party at Loosie’s in Brooklyn appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Max Savage Levenson Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Mo’ Better Booze: NY Liquor Stores Want to Sell Marijuana

Instead of creating a whole new system of specialized stores to distribute marijuana when it becomes legal, New York should just allow existing liquor and wine retail outlets to sell cannabis to adults. That’s the position of a new advocacy effort launched by owners of booze shops in October 2018. “With more than 2,000 wine […]

New York Senate Report: Expand Medical Marijuana Coverage

Two days after New York Assembly members filed legislation that would require certain health insurance programs to cover medical marijuana on Oct. 22, 2018, a report from members of the state’s Senate recommended a similar move. The state should be “expanding health insurance coverage options for medical marijuana as a method to reduce overall usage […]

Interview: Rich The Kid Keeps It Blunt

By Shirley Ju At just 25-years-old, Rich The Kid’s name does not do him justice. As seen all over the internet, the Brooklyn-born and Atlanta-raised rapper truly embodies the definition a young CEO. While starting his own record label, Rich Forever Music, that has propelled signees Famous Dex and Jay Critch to new heights, he […]