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N.Y. to explore legalizing marijuana

In his 2018 Executive Budget Address, Governor Cuomo announced New York State will launch a study examining the plausibility of legalizing marijuana. According to the Governor, the Department of Health would conduct a study on regulated marijuana to determine: Health impact Economic impact Criminal justice impact Consequence to New York State resulting from legalization in surrounding […]

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California Is Taxing the Hell Out of Pot, but Washington Is Even Greedier

Marijuana merchants in California, who began legally serving recreational customers on Monday, complain that they are overtaxed, and they have a point. Of the eight states that have legalized marijuana for nonmedical use, California has the second highest total taxes, beaten only by Washington, where legal recreational sales began in 2014. Alaska, where state-licensed pot […]

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Democrats Aren’t Sure Whether To Make Jeff Sessions’ Pot Crackdown An Election Issue

WASHINGTON ― Leading Democrats blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Tuesday announcement that he would open the door to a federal crackdown on states that have decriminalized forms of marijuana use. Sessions’ action reverses a Department of Justice policy from the Barack Obama administration that effectively shielded those states from federal prosecution. Sessions “needs to focus on issues like transnational […]