At precisely 2:51 a.m. on Friday, June 20, the New York State Assembly passed the Compassionate Care Act, which (when the bill passes the senate, as it is widely expected to, when it is taken up around 10 a.m.) will make New York the 23rd state in the union where medical marijuana is legal...as long ... More >>
A U.S. map that shows where pot is legal looks a lot like recent electoral college maps, except instead of blue, the liberal states are rendered in green: the entire West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada), progressive mountain and Midwest states (Colorado, New Mexico; Michigan, Illinois ... More >>
On Monday, a bill that would allow medical marijuana use sailed through the New York State Assembly, passing with a clean 95-38. If the bill makes it through the Senate, folks with "severely debilitating or life-threatening conditions" could be prescribed pot by their doctors.
A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in New York passed in the Assembly yesterday, but don't go making up any ailments that qualify you for a weed prescription just yet; Governor Buzz Kill ain't gonna sign it -- even if it does find its way to his desk.The bill would legalize prescription we ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, a bill will soon be introduced into the state Legislature that would legalize medical marijuana in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo, however, says he won't sign the bill -- despite overwhelming public support for prescription pot. It seems as though maybe -- just maybe -- th ... More >>
An upcoming bill in the New York Legislature that would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes is getting no love from New York's gov -- Andrew Cuomo said yesterday that he still thinks the cons outweigh the pros when it comes to medical marijuana and that he wouldn't support the bill...this year ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 8, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 23 The battle of Bella & Bill By Phil Tracy With Ryan it's the older men. They come up to him and say thins like "I hope you beat that dame," "You gotta clobber that broad," "Good luck Bill! I hope you bea ... More >>
Photo from Project RunwayBy Jane C. TimmTim Gunn wants Mayor Mike for a third term, don't you?Bloomberg sent out a press release this morning, listing 68 gay New Yorkers who are endorsing him for a third term, including designer Isaac Mizrahi and a few politicos like Richard Socarides, a former Spec ... More >>
Seven additional Manhattan elected officials declared themselves this morning for Richard Aborn, the anti-gun advocate whose dark-horse campaign to succeed Robert Morgenthau as District Attorney is picking up momentum. The added backers brings Aborn's political endorsements to 14, by his count. So f ... More >>
At PolitickerNY, Azi Paybarah sees Manhattan D.A. candidate Richard Aborn pursuing an "Early-Endorsement Strategy." His office certainly sends out plenty such notices: in the past few weeks we've been alerted to his endorsements by the Broadway Democrats and the Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democ ... More >>
Sweet! Here it is 4.20, and PolitickerNY reports movement on a medical marijjuana bill for the state. The current bill would allow "certified patients" who, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, "are likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the primary or adjunctive tr ... More >>
Generation excess comes to Prospect Heights
In Yonkers, volunteers for the Andrea Stewart-Cousins campaign have reported incidents of alleged voter intimidation at the polls today. Stewart-Cousins, a Democratic candidate for State Senate, lost in 2004 by 18 votes to Nick Spano. She's challenging him again. At one polling site, say her volu ... More >>
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