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New York Governor Cuomo Again Calls for Cannabis Legalization During State of the State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo committed to seeing cannabis legislation over the finish line this year, but details remain limited.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Reveals Cannabis Legalization Plans

The announcement comes one day after NY lawmakers filed a legalization bill, and the same day that neighboring Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont reiterated his own plans.

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In New York City, Racial Disparities in Cannabis Law Enforcement Persist

Men of color were most often issued criminal summonses for cannabis possession in 2019, according to a new report from Data Collaborative for Justice.

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New York Lawmakers Gear Up to Try to Legalize Cannabis, Again

Key lawmakers tell Cannabis Wire that equity remains a legalization priority, but that they don’t expect adult use cannabis sales to bridge New York’s budget gap.

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New York’s Long-Awaited CBD Regulations Are Here

Already, advocates and lawmakers have raised concerns about the exclusion of “CBD flower.”

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NY Majority Leader Describes Cannabis Legalization Talks as “Active”

Crystal Peoples-Stokes makes the case for legalization, but not for tax revenue to help balance the budget, in a Q&A with Cannabis Wire.

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Why 2020 Looks Like a Ghost Year for New York Hemp

The state’s growers are sitting on a pile of surplus from the 2019 season, while they desperately wait for rules to guide the industry going forward.

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Who Lobbied on Cannabis in New York During the Latest Legalization Push?

Before the state’s adult use effort was derailed this week by coronavirus, significant lobbying on cannabis was underway in the early months of 2020.

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New York Governor Confirms Cannabis Legalization By Budget “Not Likely”

Governor Andrew Cuomo said, during a Tuesday press conference about COVID-19, there was "too much, too little time" for adult use cannabis legalization.

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New York Sen. Liz Krueger is Picking Up Support for Her Own Cannabis Legalization Bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing for legalization through the budget, but Krueger has a bill ready if negotiations and compromise come to a dead end.

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Analysis: Here’s the Nitty Gritty on New York’s Cannabis Legalization Plan

As it stands: No adult use home grow, no cannabis sales in bars, but the door is left open to social consumption and delivery.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Unveils Cannabis Legalization by Budget, Again

After a failed legalization push in 2019, Cuomo is trying again—and coordinating with other northeast states.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Reignites Push for Cannabis Legalization in 2020

At the annual State of the State address, Cuomo emphasized the need to legalize, and to do so with equity provisions for those hit hardest by disproportionate enforcement of cannabis laws.

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Five Questions for New York’s New Top Cannabis Regulator

Norman Birenbaum steps into a newly created position as NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushes for a coordinated northeast approach to adult use legalization.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Bill Further Regulating Hemp and CBD, Announces Hemp Summit

The state has decided to defer a decision on whether hemp extracts like CBD should be allowed in foods and beverages.

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New York’s Accountants Prepare for Legalization

Cannabis analyst Vivien Azer and New York Senator Liz Krueger were among the speakers addressing finance professionals in Manhattan this week.