New York

Thu
19
Apr

Rising cannabis use could cut into wine consumption

According to an April report by New York City-based Rabobank, “existing research does indicate that rising marijuana use will negatively affect the growth of beverage alcohol.”

The primary drivers of this trend include the fact that women and older consumers are saying they intend to use more marijuana when it is legal; a focus on health that cannabis fits into; and marijuana becoming legalized in states that already have high levels of wine consumption.

Thu
19
Apr

A shocking number of doctors on board with New York marijuana

Latest survey of NY physicians reveals widespread support for cannabis.

Doctors in New York overwhelmingly support medical marijuana, according to a recent survey. According to a study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 71 percent of NY physicians agree that cannabis should be a therapeutic option available to qualifying patients.

Wed
18
Apr

Wall Street aims to make green from legal marijuana

There's still legal uncertainty surrounding the marijuana business in the U.S. But that is not stopping Wall Street from dipping into the market, now that nine states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational use.

Green Table, a networking business, has been bringing together investors and marijuana entrepreneurs who are looking for funding.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Green Table partner Bill Marcus, about how he got into the pot business, which last year was worth $7 billion. “We're talking last year I believe it was close to $7 billion, and the growth rate is about 29 percent a year,” he says. “It's one of the fastest growing industries in America.”

Wed
18
Apr

Legal marijuana in New York gets more support

A top New York City official joined a chorus of calls Tuesday for legalizing marijuana across the state. Public Advocate Letitia James said New York should join the nine other states that have made the drug legal for recreational use.

But it's about more than just lighting up — James said legalization should include provisions to purge New Yorkers' criminal records of marijuana convictions and give people of color a fair share in any future legal pot industry.

"I look at this through the lens of reinvesting in communities that have historically been ignored, and I look at this through the lens of young black and Latino men whose lives unfortunately have been impacted disproportionately as a result of possessing low levels of marijuana," she said.

Mon
09
Apr

Can cannabis help prevent domestic violence?

Can cannabis help prevent domestic violence? Turns out, there is research that may indicate a definitive answer.

Researchers and other professionals have linked alcohol and other substance abuse to an increase in domestic violence many times in the past.

But can cannabis help prevent domestic violence? Researchers from Yale University, University of Buffalo and Rutgers may be closer to providing an answer with a study that was published on Psychology of Addictive Behaviour in 2014.

Thu
05
Apr

The gentrification of medicinal marijuana is upon us

Medical marijuana is legal in New York, but dispensaries that sell medicinal weed are few and far between. Now, though, MedMen, a marijuana distributorthat Page Six referred to as the “Barney’s of weed” is coming to Manhattan. Barney’s, you say? Of weed? Aiming a little high, no?

Wed
04
Apr

New York's medical marijuana law comes of age

Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, into law in July 2014, legalizing medical marijuana in New York state, the landscape for legal cannabis in New York has changed considerably.

What originally was seen as one of the most restrictive medical marijuana laws in the country, viewed by some as so narrow and limited in scope that it was intended to fail, has evolved considerably as the atmosphere in the United States with regard to legal access to marijuana has changed.

The medical marijuana program created by the CCA, administered through the State Department of Health, established five “Registered Organizations” (ROs) for the distribution of cannabis.

Tue
27
Mar

In New York, a proposal for marijuana research was completely shut down by the Senate

A marijuana research proposal in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s January 2018 budget proposal was shut down by the Republican-controlled Senate.

Democratic lawmakers in New York State are trying to secure funding for marijuana research, a measure that was included in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s January 2018 budget proposal. But Republican lawmakers in the state have made it clear they don’t want this research to move forward.

Currently, in the New York State Legislature, the Assembly is controlled by Democrats, while the Senate is controlled by Republicans. The Assembly and Senate have expressed different opinions about whether marijuana research should receive funding.

Mon
26
Mar

NYPD must publish marijuana arrest demographics under new bill

To address and rectify racism in drug arrests, the NYPD must publish marijuana arrest demographics.

Starting yesterday, the NYPD must publish marijuana arrest demographics under new bill. These statistics will be posted on the New York Police Department website.

The significance of publishing arrest demographics

The U.S. has a long history of racism in the form of over-policing Black and Latino communities. This bill aims to put a stop to racially motivated policing in New York, where recreational marijuana is still illegal.

Thu
22
Mar

New York: New cafe in Bushwick is legally serving cannabis-infused coffee

No, we're not quite as far along as California or Colorado in the green department, but the totally legal substance of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the elements found in cannabis, can now be ordered at a New York City coffee shop.

The team behind Flower Power Coffee Co. has partnered with the Caffeine Underground in Bushwick to serve its cannabidiol-infused grounds for practically any order—if you ask for it.

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