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New Yorkers are burning for legal weed

A majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana.

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New Yorkers say it is high time for the state to legalize medical marijuana and personal possession of weed, according to a poll released Monday.

A Quinnipiac University poll said 88% of New York state voters want medical marijuana legal and 57% support adults being allowed to possess a small amount of weed for recreational use.

"Medical marijuana is a no-brainer for New York State voters,...

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Cuomo starts year with high approval rating: Poll

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo starts his re-election year with major support from the Empire State's voters, a Siena College poll released Monday said.

The survey found the governor's approval rating is at 66%, as New Yorkers throw their weight behind his proposals he made during his state of the state address such as legalizing medical marijuana at select state hospitals, decreasing the estate tax and...

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Pot legalization groups see Cuomo efforts as step in right direction

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo made history Wednesday when he announced his executive order to partially legalize medicinal marijuana in the Empire State.

Although marijuana legalization groups say his proposal to allow 20 state hospitals to give patients the drug is a step in the right direction for medicinal use, they say the road to full decriminalization of the substance is still long and filled with...

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Gov. Cuomo's marijuana plan a 180, say lawmakers

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is catching up with legislative and popular opinion by taking steps to legalize medical marijuana in New York, lawmakers and analysts said yesterday.

The initiative also allows the Democrat to continue to stake out a position as liberal on social issues while fiscally conservative. Cuomo is to unveil proposals for tax cuts and medicinal marijuana in his State of the State...

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World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado

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The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use to the general public opened for business in Colorado on Wednesday with long lines of customers, marking a new chapter in America's drug culture.

Roughly three dozen former medical marijuana dispensaries newly cleared by state regulators to sell pot to consumers who are interested in nothing...

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