Cannabis

Marijuana Decriminalized in New York State After Legalization Fails
Well that's a political work-around.  Turns out, since the legalization of marijuana apparently didn't work out, New York State instead decided to decriminalize marijuana in certain amounts. Newyorkupstate.com posted that the New York State Senate voted yesterday to pass a bill decriminalizing possession of less than two ounces of marijuana...
Warning About New Fentanyl Laced Drug in Upstate New York
As if it’s not bad enough with the Fentanyl already... A pretty common drug recently was found to laced with Fentanyl.  News 10 abc reported a police warning issued about Fentanyl-laced marijuana.  The News 10 abc report said that marijuana laced with Fentanyl was confiscated in a parking lot, and also that three people were found unconscious in a car in a separate incident, leading to the issue o
Mayors Meet to Discuss Marijuana
The New York State Conference of Mayors recently got together for a summit on legalizing marijuana. CBS6 reported on the summit, which including New York politicians and policy makers, and some from other states who spoke.  Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan did make some comments on marijuana and New York, which you can read more on at cbs 6 albany...
Three New Taxes Planned if Pot Becomes Legal
If marijuana becomes legal, it looks like you might have to expect at least three new taxes to go with it. I’ve read a few things about this now, initally after seeing an article in the Times Union about a weed forum that happened this week at a local college...
One Major NY Group is Speaking Out Against Legal Marijuana
There’s been a lot of talk recently about legalizing recreational marijuana in New York.  However, one major group is speaking out about it. The Times Union recently posted about the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police speaking out about legalizing marijuana, and their concerns...
Marijuana Offenders Can Now Get a ‘Clean Slate’
Some marijuana offenders are now being offered a 'Clean Slate' in New York. The District Attorney's Office of Albany County is offering a "Clean Slate" program according to news 10 abc.  This program can help get rid of a ton of low-level marijuana cases already in process...
If Marijuana Becomes Legal, Should NY Employers Still Test?
Should employers be testing for something if it's legal? Back in May, I posted about how more employers in New York were dropping drug testing.  The topic has come up again in the news, and the area still seems to be vague as New York seems to be getting closer to the legalization of marijuana...

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