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Pot Busts Down in New York

As drug arrests and marijuana busts decline in New York, residents are looking forward to the day pot is legal in the Empire State.   In January, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that his top priorities in 2013 would include the decriminalization of marijuana pos...

One Million Police Hours Spent on NYC Pot Arrests

The Drug Policy Alliance has put a number to the time spent arresting and processing people for minor marijuana possession in New York City. And it’s staggering. From 2002 to 2012 the New York Police Department spent one million hours on low-level pot cases. Tha...

NY Gov Backs Pot Decrim Law Aimed at Thwarting Stop-and-Frisk

The racially biased marijuana arrests associated with the stop-and-frisk policy of the NYPD have made international headlines over the last six months as politicians and activists have placed the issue in the public eye. A major component of stop-and-frisk is the abil...

Marijuana Arrests Drop in NYC

Back in September New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly [link| http://hightimes.com/news/mike_hughes/7309|issued an internal order] cautioning NY cops not to make arrests for possession of pot in public view if the marijuana was found in pockets or bags. This policy...

NYPD Must Stop Improper Marijuana Arrests

The NYPD has long had a reputation for overzealously pursuing marijuana arrests – particularly if the possessor of said marijuana happens to be young and black or Latino. NYC arrests more people for marijuana possession than any other city in the world and 90 percen...

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