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New York’s Nail-Biter: Will “Zombie” Cannabis Legalization Bill Make It?

Today in Albany, the legislative session draws to a close.

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New York Lawmakers, Advocates Make Last-Ditch Cannabis Legalization Push

“The objections from members are varied, and for every one we satisfy, another objects,” Sen. Diane Savino told Cannabis Wire.

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New York’s Cannabis Billboard Battle: SAM and Weedmaps take to the roads

Messages for and against legalization are popping up across the state as the deadline nears to pass an adult use bill.

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New York Lawmakers Address the CBD Sprawl

Proposed legislation isn’t intended to bypass the FDA’s forthcoming national regulations. But with CBD products already on shelves, lawmakers can’t wait.

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New Jersey Legalization Effort Officially Dead as New York Lawmakers Renew Push

Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that legalization would be punted to voters in 2020. Meanwhile, a compromise comes together in New York.

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NYC Bar Panel: It’s Springtime for Cannabis in New York

“I think we have to be careful on taxes, because this is an incredibly economical, or cheap, product to make,” said the assistant counsel of Governor Cuomo for Health.

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Legalization Soon in New York? “No Shot”

Senator Diane Savino, an influential voice in the cannabis debate, explains how adult use lost steam, why home grow is unlikely, and for which far-ranging medical reforms she’ll push.

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New York: Equity Front and Center as Legalization Push Resumes

Days after legalization stalled in New York, state leaders emphasized equitable legislation at a community talk in Queens, New York.

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New York Cannabis Legalization Advocates Push Cuomo, Democrats

With three working days before the April 1 budget deadline, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was criticized for putting the brakes on the state’s fast-moving adult-use legalization bill in the Democrat-controlled statehouse.

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NY Senator: “There’s Absolutely Not the Votes” for Legalization if Excluded from State Budget

State Senator Diane Savino tells Cannabis Wire that legalization could be stalled for three years, and that “unless something changes within the next 36-48 hours, we will miss the opportunity to make New York the next state to adopt an adult use program.”

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New York Cannabis Legalization Plan Might Stall

Still, Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes tells Cannabis Wire she hopes to overcome an impasse with Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month.

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California Investors and MedMen Drama Take Stage at Latest NY Legalization Hearing

Lawmakers’ budget hearing focused on the interplay between medical and adult use regulations, and protecting opportunities for New Yorkers.

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Cuomo’s Cannabis Plan: An Insider’s Assessment

New York Senator Diane Savino, an architect of the state’s medical-cannabis law, has plenty to say about the governor’s ideas for recreational legalization.

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New York’s Legalization Plan Gives Advantage to Medical Cannabis Companies

And a new cannabis office would hold significant sway over all cannabis and hemp matters, the new budget analysis suggests.

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Cuomo Delivers Cannabis Legalization Plan

New York’s governor unveiled early cannabis legalization details among a host of other priorities in his “State of the State” speech Tuesday.

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How Will Cuomo Legalize?

New York’s governor is expected to reveal legalization details on Tuesday, and his apparent embrace of progressive ideals when it comes to cannabis has reform advocates and lawmakers hopeful.