Blame the coronavirus! New Yorkers might have to wait another year until marijuana legalization is passed by the state legislature.
A letter signed by eight drug-law reform organizations asks law enforcement to suspend marijuana arrests and release those currently imprisoned on pot charges during the COVID-19 crisis.
If Arizona and Florida lawmakers get their way, marijuana patients in both states will only be able to access lower-potency THC products.
In a takedown that reminded New Yorkers of the tragic Eric Garner incident, police violently tackled and arrested 20-year-old Fitzroy Gayle on March 5. It all started when he was allegedly seen smoking pot in a Brooklyn park.
One of New York's fiercest drug law reform advocates, Kassandra Frederique, is taking over the reins as executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.