Posted inMarijuana

Cuomo-Controlled Legal Marijuana ‘Cannabis Board’ Rolling In for Summer

New York’s new Cannabis Control Board — which will set up and oversee the state’s rollout of legalized recreational marijuana — is expected to be in place before the beginning of summer, THE CITY has learned. The five-member board, with three appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will be charged with working with an advisory committee […]

Posted inGovernment

Legal Pot Push Goes Up in Smoke as Deadline Nears

High hopes for legalizing marijuana in New York dissipated Wednesday, but pushes to decriminalize the drug and expand the state’s restrictive medical program remained alive. Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), sponsor of a bill that would permit the sale, possession and use of marijuana for people ages 21 and older, announced Wednesday morning that Senate discussions […]

Posted inHousing

Landlords’ New Gambit: Teaming with Tenant Advocates on Rent Subsidies Push

Landlord groups looking to avoid a likely rent-law reforms trouncing are trying a new tactic in Albany: joining progressives in calling for stepped-up aid to tenants. Building owners are seizing on a bill from Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) and Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) that would create a new rent supplement for people eligible for public […]