NYPD officials acknowledged a “troubling” racial gap in people they’re arresting for marijuana — but defended their enforcement efforts, saying they’re responding to residents complaining about people smoking pot.
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On July 11, 2017, the Drug Policy Alliance announced that a report it had commissioned by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project had been released, revealing that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure are marked by a high rate of racial disparity.
Apparently, New York City dog owners increasingly are careless with their marijuana goodies and pot stashes, according to an article in the New York Times. “We probably see close to one a day at one of our four hospitals,” said David Wohlstadter of the veterinary chain Blue Pearl. “And we’ve definitely seen an increase in the past couple of years.”
On Jan. 11, 2017, Vireo Health of New York, one of five medical marijuana companies licensed by the state of New York, announced that the New York State Department of Health has approved its medical marijuana delivery program, making it the first company in the state to receive such approval.
Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a pledge to tone down the NYPD’s practice of turning possession of small amounts of marijuana into a crime, when officially it is supposed to be treated like a traffic ticket.
In the war on crime, the causes of violent crime are innumerable and inexorably intertwined, but if New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is to believed, one major contributor is marijuana.
LONDON, May 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq:GWPH), (AIM:GWP), (“GW” or “the Company”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, today announced that Justin Gover, GW’s Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 2016 UBS Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. (EDT) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — With the capital markets underperforming, investors are looking for non-correlated assets and many are turning to the legal cannabis market for diversification.
The laws may still be fuzzy in some states, so here are 10 things you didn’t know about medical marijuana, plus a few facts about the influence (and benefits) it has on your body.
The Big Apple’s take on marijuana as medicine remains ambivalent, despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tentative approach towards clinical trials. He is also playing cute when it comes to sourcing test material. This makes it difficult to find an answer to the question on New Yorkers’ tongues.