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WNYC News

Fake Marijuana is Real Cause for Alarm

Monday, July 28, 2014

Officials are warning New Yorkers about the dangers of smoking synthetic marijuana.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Brooklyn's New Marijuana Policy Will Play on the Streets

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases. But NYPD Commissioner Bratton has instructed the NYPD to continue making arrestsEugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, discusses what this means for Brooklyn residents and law enforcement on the ground.

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The Takeaway

Washington Welcomes Recreational Marijuana Sales

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

This November will mark two years since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana. And today, marijuana dispensaries are finally open across the state. The first licenses were issued yesterday, but this doesn't mean that stores on every corner will be selling marijuana today. In the first wave of licenses that were issued, only about 20 of the 334 applications were granted.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fate of Afghan Translators, Foreign Aid to Central America, and Marijuana Goes on Sale in Washington

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

1. Influx of Child Migrants Sees No Easy Solutions  |  2. Dr. Who Fans: Look Away Now | 3. Washington Welcomes Recreational Marijuana Sales | 4. The Fate of the Afghan Translators Who Aided the U.S. Military

WNYC News

As Senate Session Ends, Battles Continue

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New York's legislative session comes to a close Thursday, and there's still plenty of unfinished business.

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WNYC News

Marijuana Bill Sponsors Hold Private Meeting with Cuomo

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sponsors of a medical marijuana bill are holding out hope that it will pass before the legislative session ends.

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WNYC News

Marijuana-Based Medicine for Children to be Tested in New York

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

New York children who have drug-resistant seizures may be able to take a marijuana-based medication, if new clinical trials are successful.

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The Takeaway

Native Americans: The Next to Legalize Marijuana?

Friday, May 23, 2014

The dire need for a boost to the economy is why the Oglala Lakota Tribal Council's economic committee started looking into legalizing marijuana on the reservation this year. Many say it is something that tribe members of all ages seemed interested in.

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WQXR Blog

Denver Urges Colorado Symphony to Cancel Marijuana Concerts

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Denver city attorney's office issued letters Thursday warning the orchestra that the series could violate state laws against public consumption of marijuana.

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Conducting Business

Colorado Symphony Sparks Up a Concert Series for Marijuana Users

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In a bid to attract a new and younger audience, the Denver-based orchestra has announced "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series," four marijuana-themed concerts.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn DA Will Dismiss Low-Level Marijuana Cases, Report Says

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WNYC

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will no longer prosecute people arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. 

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WNYC News

Activists Toke Up, But No Arrests at NJ Capitol

Sunday, April 20, 2014

WNYC

At 4:20 p.m., activists pushing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana lit joints and ate pot brownies as police watched from the steps of the New Jersey State House.

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New Jersey News

The Risks Parents Take to Get Their Kids Medical Marijuana

Friday, April 18, 2014

WNYC

Delays in New Jersey's medical marijuana program have desperate parents importing it from other states, and making their own concoctions for young and disabled children.

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Studio 360

Your Brain on Drugs: Creative?

Friday, April 18, 2014

The association of art with altered states of consciousness goes back a long way. Archeological evidence of fermented beverages and some of the oldest musical instruments were found at the same 9,000-year-old site in China. Do alcohol and marijuana improve creativity?

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Studio 360

Marijuana Goes Mainstream

Friday, April 18, 2014

Studio 360 has asked designers to come up with new concepts for the gay pride flag, Monopoly, and even Christmas, and we came up this design challenge: rebrand marijuana for mainstream culture. The Original Champions of Design (OCD), a branding firm, took on the challenge ...

Slideshow: Redesigning Marijuana

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Studio 360

Nerding Out with Ken Burns & Rebranding Marijuana

Friday, April 18, 2014

This week, Kurt Andersen calls a listener named Ken in New Hampshire who turns out to be Ken Burns, the filmmaker. Burns has a few good words for our latest listener challenge, like "a reel of documentary filmmakers" and "a scratch of DJs." We ask what a rebranding of marijuana ...

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Freakonomics Radio

What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Imagine that both substances were undiscovered until today. How would we think about their relative risks?

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Studio 360

Stoners Get Real in High Maintenance

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Created in 2012 by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, the web series follows an anonymous pot dealer (played by Sinclair) as he makes deliveries all over New York City. Each 5-15 minute episode focuses on a different customer. They vary in age and class and rarely fit the stoner profile ...

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Gabfest Radio

The Plight Of The Oscars

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: what’s going on with Russia and Ukraine, the always polarizing spectacle that is the Academy Awards, and what’s new in the ever-changing fashion world.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

When Weed Grew Wild in Williamsburg

Thursday, January 23, 2014

WNYC

In 1951, marijuana grew everywhere, with seven foot high plants sprouting in fields from Williamsburg to Cobble Hill to East New York.  In that year alone, a division of the Department of Sanitation called the "White Wing Squad" confiscated and destroyed 41,000 pounds of the plants.

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