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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NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of five medical marijuana companies currently operating in New York State, is proud to announce new print and digital advertisements appearing in New York publications El Diario and The Jewish Week.
NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Green Market Report (GMR), the cannabis industry’s source for credible in depth financial reporting, unveiled the official launch of its industry cannabis stock index.
A New York-based company has purchased a Central Florida pot operation for $43 million in cash and stock, amid expectations that the industry will explode following the voter-approved legalization of medical marijuana more than a year ago.
Could New York become the next state to legalize recreational marijuana? On Jan. 16, 2018, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his proposed FY 2019 state budget, which includes funding for the creation of a feasibility study aimed at understanding the social, health, and criminal justice impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – REVEL, formerly Cannabis Tech Group, is hosting it’s breakout event “Cannabis + Science” on January 25, 2018 in Soho at Galvanize NYC. REVEL has rebranded and reformatted to a “TED Talk”-style cannabis innovation showcase.
NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — On January 11, 2018, the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Codes, Health, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse will convene a public hearing to discuss the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would legalize the production, distribution, and use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21.
NEW YORK, Jan 5., 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Cultural Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in New York which helps marginalized and underrepresented communities engage in the legal cannabis industry, emphasizing criminal justice reform, access to medical cannabis, and adult use legalization issued the following statement on Jeff Sessions decision to rescind the long-standing Cole Memorandum.
ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of regulations for adoption that will improve the state’s Medical Marijuana Program for patients, practitioners and registered organizations.
The majority of registered voters in New York State are in favor of legal recreational marijuana for adults, according to an Emerson College public opinion survey.
NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new poll shows that 62% of New York voters support making marijuana use legal for adults 21 and older, with only 28% opposed.
NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five companies licensed by New York State to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana, announced New York’s first-ever “Cyber Monday” sale of medical marijuana products purchased online at vireohealthny.com.
A medical marijuana company in New York is looking to start the holiday shopping season off on a high note with a Cyber Monday deal on weed.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Partnership for the Public Good, a Buffalo community-based think tank, introduced a report highlighting marijuana arrest disparities in Buffalo, New York.
NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — KCSA Strategic Communications, a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations, social media and marketing, is capitalizing on the burgeoning cannabis industry by launching a new podcast called “The Green Rush.”
Patients in the state of New York suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will now be able to use medical cannabis to treat PTSD.
NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed five pieces of legislation to further support New York veterans by improving healthcare and services, as well as memorialize veterans throughout New York State in a number of different ways.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On November 14th, the Partnership for the Public Good will release a report highlighting marijuana prohibition enforcement practices in Buffalo and their disparate impact on communities of color.
IBM Corp., one of the bluest of U.S. blue-chip companies, is touting blockchain as the supply-management tool of choice for an unusual industry — cannabis.
Dispensaries might get all the attention, but hemp farmers are getting the acreage – 23,343 acres, to be exact, according to a new study by Vote Hemp, an organization dedicated to advancing the industrial hemp industry. And which state is leading the pack? Colorado, by far.
NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – DirectView Holdings, Inc. (OTC:DIRV) (“DirectView” or the “Company”), a company focused on ownership and management of leading video and security technology companies, announced today that the company’s operations now adjoin with the $7.8 billion cannabis industry as a premier supplier of security equipment and infrastructure tailored for cultivators.
CLARENCE, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE American: XXII), a plant biotechnology company focused on tobacco harm reduction and cannabis research, announced today that the Company and the University of Virginia (“UVA”) completed their first successful harvest of hemp plants and identified several promising hemp varieties that could form the foundation for commercial hemp production throughout the legacy tobacco belt region of the United States.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s high cannabis taxes will encourage black market sales and limit potential local government revenues from this new market, Fitch Ratings says.
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an open solicitation for farmers, businesses and research institutions interested in growing and processing industrial hemp as part of the State’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Blinc Group announces a partnership with ALD Group Limited and Joinking US Group Inc. Their mission is to develop the ALD Amaze brand and expand Joinking’s distribution foot print on the East Coast.
NEWTON, Mass. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tikun Olam, the world pioneer in cannabis research, and MariMed Inc. (OTCQB:MRMD), a preeminent management company in the U.S. medical cannabis industry, announced an expansion of their licensing agreement for Tikun Olam products to be grown, manufactured and sold through MariMed’s network of managed and affiliated licensed facilities throughout the United States.
NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Green Market Report (GMR), the cannabis industry’s newest source for in depth financial reporting, launched on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in New York.
NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. announced a shift in his office’s policy for New Yorkers arrested for low level marijuana possession.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Institute of Health has awarded a $3.8 million research grant to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System for medical marijuana research, and Vireo Health of New York will be partners in the study.
NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — HempAmericana, Inc. (OTC PINK: HMPQ) researcher, developer, and wholesaler of industrial hemp products and imminent market share leader in the CBD oil market announced today it has signed two major strategic partnerships with companies in Maine and New York.
On Aug. 10, 2017, the New York State Department of Health revealed new regulations for the state’s medical marijuana program. The improved regulations were made in an effort to expand the program, aiming to create a more positive experience for all parties involved.
The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners must take from four hours to two, and allow additional types of medical marijuana products to be sold.
On Aug. 8, 2017, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System announced that they had received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a long-term study on how medical cannabis affects opioid use in adults with chronic pain.
BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $3.8 million grant for the first long-term study to test whether me
NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Mayor de Blasio’s office published a statement disputing the findings of the Drug Policy Alliance report, “Unjust and Unconstitutional: 60,000 Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s New York.”
On Aug. 1, 2017, the NYSDOH announced that it had approved five more registered organizations for the New York Medical Marijuana Program, with each registered organization permitted to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana in the state.
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New York State Department of Health today announced that it has authorized five additional registered organizations (ROs) to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in New York State, an initiative aimed at improving patient access and the geographic distribution of dispensing facilities across the state.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Fiorello Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on aiding patients with significant, painful and life-threatening conditions, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a Registered Organization in the expansion of New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that aims to boost hemp production, as Ontario gathers public input on legalizing marijuana.
ALBANY, July 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation and announced new actions to support the emerging industrial hemp industry and boost the agricultural economy in New York State.
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.
NEW YORK, July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new report released today by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance, shows that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor de Blasio continue to be marked by extremely high racial disparities, as was the case under the Bloomberg and Giuliani administrations.
NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On July 11, the Marijuana Arrest Research Project will release a major report commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance.
NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.’s Legal Education business unit today announced it has published Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority, the first law school casebook focused on this rapidly emerging new practice area.
In New York, recreational marijuana-use is still illegal, but some New York lawmakers think that it is close to changing.
NEW YORK, July 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Dymapak, an OEM supplier of industrial safety packaging, officially began accepting custom orders for Safety Sacks, a line of vacuum-sealable child- resistant pouches featuring Kid Katch™.
The legislative session in Albany officially ended last week and medical marijuana advocacy groups are wondering where one of the laws that was passed stands.
NEW YORK, June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM Biotech) (OTC:AXIM), a world leader in cannabinoid research and development, today announced that the company filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for U.S. Application Serial Number 62/410,469, a patent of invention that involves a chewing gum composition with controlled release of cannabinoids and opioid agonists and/or antagonists for addiction and/or dependence treatment.
ALBANY, N.Y., June 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) today announced several new enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program as the number of certified patients continues to rise since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition.
Post-traumatic stress disorder may become the next condition approved for the New York medical marijuana program after state lawmakers gave their approval on June 20, 2017.