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

First came the law — now comes the bureaucracy. The new Cannabis Control Board is expected to be in place in June, THE CITY has learned. Other states offer cautionary tales as New York aims to get pot sales going by April 1, 2022.

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How New York’s New Marijuana Law Plants Seeds of Fairness

The historic legalization measure includes a social justice plan to give a piece of the action to groups targeted by drug wars. Here’s everything you need to know — including when you’ll be able to legally buy weed.

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Will the State Marijuana Bill Pay Off for Black and Brown New Yorkers?

The deal Gov. Cuomo and lawmakers made to legalize recreational use of pot includes provisions to help minority- and women-owned businesses. But similar social equity provisions in other states haven’t worked out as planned.

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Will Cuomo Woes Stall Legal Marijuana Push?

A new analysis found that people of color were subjected to 94% of pot-related arrests and summonses across the city last year. Supporters are reviving legalization efforts, but the governor’s travails leave hopes up in the air.

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Disparities in Staten Island Pot Arrests Draw Concern

Cops made 35 marijuana busts this year through June in the precinct area where Eric Garner died in 2014 — far outpacing the rest of the borough.

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Taxi Driver Drug Test Failures Soar Amid Growing Stress

A spike in cab license revocations for marijuana, cocaine and other substances coincides with crushing financial pressures.

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More Than 200,000 Pot Convictions Poised for Clearing

Decriminalization measure will wipe away low-level marijuana cases — but will still leave many with criminal records stemming from other offenses.

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Staten Island Medical Marijuana Shop on Hold Until September

It’s been two years since the state officials announced a dispensary was coming. Staten Island is the only borough without one, despite big demand.

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Scrapping Marijuana Raps a Daunting Task for Unprepared System

The bill decriminalizing pot and expunging records leaves some dazed and confused over next steps. Meanwhile, repercussions remain for immigrants.

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After Legal Weed Push Fails, Albany Goes to Pot Plan B

State legislative leaders agree on bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana and expunges low-level convictions. Fines would start at $50.

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Legal Pot Push Goes Up in Smoke as Deadline Nears

With full marijuana legalization talks at an end-of-session impasse, Albany hashes out a decriminalization fallback and eyes loosening medical uses.

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Unfinished Business as Albany Session Clock Ticks Down

There are six items high on the Legislature’s end-of-session to-do list. But even with control of both houses, Democrats may not get what they want.

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Albany Pols Firing Up Medical Marijuana Overhaul

With hopes for recreational pot in New York in the weeds, the state legislature reignites a push for loosening medical marijuana regulations.