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Marijuana convictions can be expunged

New York state court officials have released the procedure for having marijuana convictions expunged under  new state law. The new law adopted last year reduced penalties for marijuana offenses. The law requires that convictions under Penal Law section 221.05 or ...

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Pot politics: Some Northeast states regroup on legalization

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NEW YORK (AP) —  A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast  — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including ...

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Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

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NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored vaping products. Democratic governors from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania ...

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Gov. Cuomo wants region to work together on pot, vaping

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference announcing an agreement with legislative leaders New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act at the Capitol on Monday in Albany. AP IMAGES

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s Democratic governor this week urged neighboring states to work together on recreational marijuana policies that also address vaping products. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo planned Wednesday to travel to Connecticut to meet with the ...

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New York reduces penalties for marijuana possession

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor signed a bill Monday that softens penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and allows for the expungement of some past offenses. The law changes an unlawful possession of marijuana statute into a ...

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New York lawmakers OK pot decriminalization

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York state have voted to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana after efforts to legalize pot stalled. The measure would reduce low-level criminal charges for unlawful possession of marijuana ...

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Push to legalize recreational pot fails in New York

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York has failed after state leaders did not reach a consensus on several key details in the final days of the legislative session. Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan ...

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