The law New York State's legislature passed in June and Gov. Cuomo signed amends the one that was enacted in 1977. It's a step in the right direction, but is still not legalization.
There are now 11 states that have legalized marijuana recreationally (Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington), 15 more with decriminalization laws and 46 with medical-marijuana laws.
A survey of more than 150,000 tweets over the last month shows that two-thirds of the states favor smoking to vaping (20%) and edibles (less than 1%).
The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey has railed against pot smokers in the audience at their shows in the past and he did it again on May 13 at Madison Square Garden.
New Jersey's best-known legalization advocate Whoopi Goldberg is calling on the legislature to pass a bill that would tax and regulate cannabis. A vote is expected on March 25.
Sixteen years after recovering from alcohol abuse, PGA Tour player Robert Garrigus was suspended by the association for testing positive to a "drug of abuse": marijuana.
Now that cannabis is legal for adult use in the Bay State, New Yorkers are traveling north to sample the products at stores that have just recently opened.
Fans of 2008's "Surfer, Dude" will be excited to know that Matthew McConaughey is back looking for waves in "The Beach Bum," which will hit theaters on March 29.
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has written a working-class memoir, "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)," that will remind you of Bruce Springsteen's book, "Born to Run."
Comedian Chelsea Handler is a fan of marijuana, so much so that she has a line of pot products coming out soon. "This is gonna be the thing that probably cures some big disease," she says.