marijuana

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Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that further decriminalizes marijuana possession in New York State. The law ends criminal prosecution for possession of up to two ounces of cannabis. The action comes on a day when the governor also signed new gun control measures into law.

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Nassau and Suffolk Counties have the highest number of low-level marijuana possession arrests outside of New York City, but a report shows a racial disparity in who gets arrested.

Connecticut And New York...Going To Pot?

Nov 12, 2018
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Should Connecticut and New York legalize recreational marijuana? Supporters say it could bring in robust revenue that would help to resolve the state’s deficit. But opponents warn against jumping on the marijuana bandwagon. They say there are health implications...safety concerns...insurance costs...and that it just sends the wrong message to young people.

Ron gets to both sides of the argument with today’s guests:

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Residents across New York State have been participating in listening sessions on whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. Most of the people at the listening sessions support a regulated marijuana program, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

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The push to allow for the retail sale of marijuana in Connecticut moves to a public hearing in the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on Monday. Two other legislative committees heard testimony on the matter last week.

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