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WNYC News

NY Senate Will Determine Fate of Medical Marijuana

Sunday, June 01, 2014

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The state assembly has already approved a bill. It's up the state senate to act next.

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WNYC News

Governor Christie Says He Will Likely Approve Revised Version of a Medical Marijuana Bill

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he wants changes to a bill that would make medical marijuana more accessible to chronically ill children in the state. He sent the bill back to the New Jersey legislature with recommendations.

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WNYC News

The Weed Trail: From California’s Medical Market to New York’s Underground

Monday, May 06, 2013

Meet Chuck, a San Francisco marijuana dealer. (That’s not his real name. We agreed to keep that to ourselves because, otherwise, he wouldn’t talk to us.) Chuck came to New York from California to sell weed because, here in New York, where his trade is 100% illegal, he can make more money. 

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The Takeaway

America's Relationship with Marijuana

Monday, April 22, 2013

America has a love-hate relationship with marijuana. Millions of people use the drug but it remains mostly illegal. Alfred Ryan Nerz, a journalist and self-professed marijuana enthusiast explores the country's dysfunctional relationship with cannabis and his own experience with the drug in a new book, "Marijuanamerica."  

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WNYC News

NJ Town First to Consider Medical Marijuana

Monday, October 10, 2011

Medical marijuana could get a little closer to sprouting in the Garden State, as one licensed dispensary heads to the zoning board in the town of Maple Shade, NJ.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Medical Marijuana

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, chief sponsor of the medical cannabis legislation currently before the state Senate, discusses Governor Chris Christie's revisions to the law that would mandate stricter regulation of medical marijuana.

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Micropolis

Smoke Weed, Save World: The Animation

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In February I covered the legislative movement to legalize medical marijuana in New York. Given how little grassroots opposition there was, I figured passage wasn't too far in the future and I'd soon be getting triumphant emails from the pot lobby and evites to smokey, bong-filled celebrations (which I'd naturally decline).

Well, it's August, and Albany is still Albany, so maybe it's no surprise that medical marijuana is still not legal. But here's an entertaining -- and rather apocalyptic -- animation made by Brooklyn-based Haik Hoisington, who's smoked pot for 15 years and wanted to articulate his opposition to the "policing of pleasure in the United States."

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The Takeaway

Marijuana: The (Legit) 21st Century Cash Crop?

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Activists seem to be gaining ground in their fight to normalize pot use in the U.S.: Fourteen states have legalized medical marijuana to some extent, and fourteen others have marijuana-related proposals in the works. 

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