Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vowed to legalize marijuana in New York, prioritizing a push that fell apart last year amid tensions over who should be allowed to sell the drug and where the revenue should go. The governor described the effort as a long overdue criminal justice reform that could help salve wounds in communities […]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a historic bill on Monday to decriminalize the possession of cannabis. In 30 days, New Yorkers will no longer need to worry about getting picked up on the street for small time pot possession. Even better; an estimated 600,000 state residents could now be eligible for the expungement of […]

Administration sources confirm that Gov. Cuomo signed the bill legalizing marijuana for selected medical use on Saturday . The bill was approved by the Senate and Assembly in the final days of the June legislative session and sent to Cuomo’s desk on June 24th. The governor had by midnight Saturday to sign or veto the bill. Cuomo is expected […]

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders announced an agreement for a pilot program to provide access to marijuana for some sick New Yorkers. The announcement came after days of intense negotiations between the Legislature and Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, who outlined a series of concerns and proffered a more restrictive system. The new agreement included a […]