Sunday, June 01, 2014
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
The state assembly has already approved a bill. It's up the state senate to act next.
Friday, August 16, 2013
By Jeannie Choi
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.
Monday, May 06, 2013
By Marianne McCune : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.