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Bill de Blasio, slammed by some conservative critics for his lefty policy aspirations, is not flying high on one particularly ambitious marijuana proposal.
The mayor stopped by the hip-hop station HOT 97 this morning to discuss yesterday’s stop-and-frisk decision, and wound up weighing in on a host of other topics, including the Super Bowl and marijuana policies.
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Apparently, “urban farming” has always meant “growing weed” in Brooklyn. Read More
As he prepares for his reelection campaign in earnest, Governor Cuomo has gotten religious on the matter of medical marijuana. Indeed, with the zeal of a convert and the stroke of his pen, the governor plans to legalize pot for a limited number of patients in New York—without the usual practice of seeking approval from the legislature.
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Riding high on optimism, State Senator Liz Krueger and a bevy of Democratic pols began a public push today to legalize and tax marijuana in New York State.
Ms. Krueger will soon introduce legislation to legalize pot in the State Senate, beginning an uphill battle that could pit her against Republicans, who partially control the Senate chamber, and possibly Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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A pot grower in Albany was killed last weekend when he set off his own booby trap.
Daniel Ricketts, 50, was almost decapitated after setting off a piano wire trap on his property.
The Times Union reported that Mr. Rickets set off the trap, which he had placed to protect his marijuana plants, Read More
As the clock ticks down to the September 10 primary, it’s become high time the mayoral candidates address the topic of marijuana.
Yesterday, City Comptroller John Liu rolled out a proposal to legalize and regulate cannabis in the five boroughs. Mr. Liu insists, however, he has never smoked the drug and never intends to do so even if it’s legalized.
But that’s not the case for all of the Gracie Mansion hopefuls. Politicker asked the various mayoral campaigns what their respective candidates’ stances were on marijuana legalization and whether they’d ever taken a toke.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner may have Big Thought Thursdays, but city Comptroller John Liu just had a big pot Wednesday.
Mr. Liu, whose campaign took a major hit when he was denied matching funds last week, unveiled a proposal to legalize marijuana in New York City today, comparing the status quo’s ban on the substance to the country’s infamous prohibition against alcohol a hundred years ago.
“It’s time to recognize that the prohibition of marijuana has failed,” Mr. Liu defiantly stated. “And its enforcement has damaged too many lives, especially the minority communities.”
Assemblywoman Deborah Glick is dismissing as “fiction” a report alleging she is leading a coup of female lawmakers to depose Shelly Silver as Assembly speaker.
The New York Post’s Fred Dicker reported this morning that Mr. Silver is facing a “serious leadership threat’’ from 30 Democratic Assemblywomen fed up after being forced to defend him in the wake of the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal.