New York Would No Longer Prosecute Minor Cannabis Charges

Last Tuesday, Cyrus Vance, Manhattan District Attorney publicized that his office will no longer put most charges for possession or use of cannabis on trial. The day after Vance’s announcement, prosecutors were prohibited to file charges for those offenses in New York City. Vance’s outlined the new policy with two possible exceptions to this rule, the […]

Cynthia Nixon Puts Legalizing Marijuana Forefront of Her Campaign

Cynthia Nixon Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Last week, Cynthia Nixon, the actress-turned-gubernatorial candidate said that the legalization of recreational cannabis is one of the topmost priority concerns when she wins and assumes office. Nixon framed it as an important step towards decreasing racism and inequality in the state’s justice system. Political analysts believe that Nixon is bringing the issue to the […]

The Irony of Cannabis Legalization In New York – What Needs to Change

Apparently, New York is one of the most liberal states in the country. When it comes to marijuana legalization, however, state residents are often wondering if it is closer to the South. Even though medical use was finally legalized last year the statute only came into effect at the beginning of this year. Possession of […]