New York Judge Tosses Lawsuit To Legalize Marijuana Nationally

A federal judge in New York tossed out a sweeping lawsuit Monday that sought to make marijuana legal under federal law, ruling that the plaintiffs had failed to take the necessary first step of asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove cannabis from its list of dangerous substances. The ruling by […]

New York Senator Thinks State Should Be Next to Legalize Marijuana

Brooklyn Law School last week was the epicenter of a growing movement to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in New York. The school’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) on November 6 hosted Cannabis Law: From Criminalization to Opportunity, billed by organizers as the largest cannabis policy reform event ever […]

New York’s High Medical Marijuana Prices Are Pushing Patients to the Black Market

New York State passed medical marijuana legislation in 2014, with patients able to purchase their medicine at licensed dispensaries since 2016. This year, the program expanded further, with broadly defined ailments like chronic pain added to the state’s list of qualifying conditions. But even with the expanded qualifiers opening the system […]

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Is About to Change – Here’s Why

If you want to know why New York is set to change its rules and regulations around medical marijuana, all you have to do is show up at a local dispensary and start talking to patients. But first, be prepared for security. At Manhattan’s first dispensary, located at the foot […]

These States Are Most Likely to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Next

Every week’s there’s a new story about how well recreational marijuana legalization has helped states such as Colorado, Washington and Oregon. And now several other states, such as California, Nevada and Massachusetts, have jumped on the train to reap the benefits of legalization. As the trend continues of states generating success from […]

PTSD Added to New York’s Restrictive Medical Marijuana Program – Cannabis Business Executive

New York State has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country, but it may be starting to loosen up. A bi-partisan bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition passed the Senate Health Committee and now waits on Senate approval. “I am […]

New York Reveals List of Doctors Allowed to Prescribe Medical Marijuana – Cannabis Business Executive

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — New York has published a partial list of doctors and other providers registered to prescribe medical marijuana, information the state had been keeping under wraps. The list includes 22 Central New York providers — doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, most of them in Onondaga County. The list […]

New York’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Panel Shows Very Little Expertise in Field – Cannabis Business Executive

ALBANY — When the State of New York approved the use of medical marijuana in 2014, the applicants to dispense the drug were vetted and reviewed by a panel of experts said to have deep backgrounds in several fields. The identities of the panel’s members had been a mystery since. […]