New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions

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New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano

BROOKLYN, NY — Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez at a press conference today announced his intent to vacate over ten thousand low-level marijuana convictions. Though state lawmakers decriminalized minor marijuana possession offenses in 1977, possessing small amounts of cannabis “in public view” remains a criminal misdemeanor. City police have made several hundred thousand arrests since the late 1990s for violation of the […]

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Why Does the New York State Department of Health Want to Legalize Weed?

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Why Does the New York State Department of Health Want to Legalize Weed? | Phillip Smith

Acknowledging that his previous opposition to marijuana legalization was being undercut by popular opinion and the spread of legalization in nearby states such as Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in January called for an assessment of the possible impact of legalizing the herb in the state. The state Health Department […]

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New York State-Commissioned Study Calls for Legalizing Adult Marijuana Use

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New York State-Commissioned Study Calls for Legalizing Adult Marijuana Use | NORML

A state-commissioned study released Thursday by the New York Department of Health recommends replacing cannabis criminalization with a policy of adult use legalization. The 74-page study, entitled “Assessment of the Potential Impact of Regulated Marijuana in New York State,” acknowledges the following: “Regulating marijuana can reduce opioid use;” “Regulating marijuana may lead to a reduction in the […]

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New York Lawmakers Hold Public Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana for Adult Use

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New York Lawmakers Hold Public Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana for Adult Use | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK, NY — On January 11, 2018, the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Codes, Health, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse will convene a public hearing to discuss the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would legalize the production, distribution, and use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. […]

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How Bigoted Pennsylvania Drug Warriors Turned This New York Man’s Life into a Living Hell

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How Bigoted Pennsylvania Drug Warriors Turned This New York Man’s Life into a Living Hell | Phillip Smith

In June, 2014, Wilfredo Ramos was driving back to his Brooklyn home after visiting his mother in Lancaster, Pennsylvania when two Pennsylvania State Police troopers detoured him into a Kafkaesque nightmare from which he emerged only five months later. In the meantime, Ramos rotted in jail on bogus charges, losing his job, his car, and […]

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New Poll Shows 2 to 1 Support for Legal Marijuana Use in New York State

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New Poll Shows 2 to 1 Support for Legal Marijuana Use in New York State | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK — A new poll shows that 62% of New York voters support making marijuana use legal for adults 21 and older, with only 28% opposed. The poll, conducted by Emerson College and commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project Foundation and the Drug Policy Alliance, was conducted from Nov. 16-18 and surveyed 600 registered voters from […]

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New York Finally Adds PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

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New York Finally Adds PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana | TJ Baker

ALBANY, NY — On Veterans Day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that will finally allow patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to access medical marijuana in New York. The bill (A.7006/S.5629), which was passed by the legislature earlier this year, adds post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical […]

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New York Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana for PTSD

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New York Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana for PTSD | Marijuana Policy Project

The bipartisan proposal is headed to the governor’s desk after passing 50-13 in the Senate on Tuesday; it received overwhelming approval in the Assembly last month ALBANY, NY — A bipartisan proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program has received final approval from state lawmakers […]

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‘Pot for Periods’ Bill Advances in New York

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‘Pot for Periods’ Bill Advances in New York | Sara Greenbaum

ALBANY, NY — A bill that would allow women suffering from severe menstrual cramps access to medical marijuana in New York has been given preliminary committee approval, sending the measure to the floor of the Assembly for consideration. The New York Assembly Health Committee approved Assembly Bill 582, which would add dysmenorrhea as a qualifying medical […]

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HI*T GLOBAL LLC Announces Distribution Partnership With Two New York Distributors

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Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 11, 2011

Hi*T Global LLC, manufacturers and marketers of Hi*T, the worlds finest and most refreshing certified organic hemp tea beverage have announced distribution partnerships with two New York-based beverage distributors; McGraith Beverages/High Peak Distributing LLC of New York and Rocco J. Testani Distributors of Binghamton, NY.

Through these agreements, Hi*T will now be available at supermarkets, convenience stores, health food retailers and more throughout New York State. The partnerships come on the heels of the company’s recent announcement that B.K. Miller Company, Inc. Master Distributor of Temple Hills, MD., was selected as the brand’s master distributors for the Capital Region (Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC).

“We were excited to add Hi*T to our portfolio due to the large number of 18-24 year-old consumers throughout Central New York looking for a fresh new beverage that fits their lifestyle,” said Joseph Testani Jr., of Rocco J. Testani Distributors of Binghamton, NY.

“Mr. Newman’s talents for promotion and marketing combined with our distribution expertise will result in significant volume for us and our customers throughout the Tri-State Region,” said Tom McGraith, President of McGraith Beverages/High Peak Distributing LLC of New York.

Newman, who guided Riddick Bowe to the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship of Boxing said of Hi*T, the WORLD’S ORIGINAL USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC HEMP TEA BEVERAGE, “this incredible drink will soon become the undisputed heavyweight champion of iced tea. “The task of providing hemp tea in a can, and getting it certified USDA Organic was an awesome challenge. But now that this product is on store shelves, consumers have the freedom to sip a hit of pleasure at their leisure.”

Hi*T, developed by Amsterdam-based international businessman Paul Tisera is expected to highly benefit from the promotional, marketing and management expertise of Mr. Newman, who discovered it on a trip to Bermuda where he was hosting Alicia Keys and Beyonce as performers at the 2008 Bermuda Music Festival of which he was the Executive Producer.

About Hi*T

Hi*T, the original USDA certified organic hemp beverage is manufactured and marketed by Hi*T GLOBAL, LLC. It’s experienced executive team includes; world-renowned entrepreneur and humanitarian Rock Newman (http://www.rocknewman.com); international beverage industry entrepreneur Paul Tisera; Entrepreneurial Restaurateur Bernard E. Brooks, Jr., and Public Relations/Sports Marketing guru Howard Dolgon. For additional information visit http://www.hi-t.me.

Here are a few little known facts about hemp (for more visit http://www.hi-t.me/index.php/history-of-the-hemp-plant)

    The oldest relic of human industry is hemp fabric dating back to 8,000 BC
    The ancient Hebrews used holy anointing oils made of hemp seed to anoint priest, Kings and Prophets
    Unlike cotton and other fibers, hemp requires no pesticides and grows everywhere
    George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were hemp farmers
    The Declaration of Independence is printed on hemp paper.

The active ingredients in Hi*T are; Water, Hemp Seed Syrup* (4.3%) (Cane Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Acidifier: Citric Acid), Cane Sugar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Extract of Green Tea (0.08%), Extract of Black Tea (0.06%), Antioxidant: L-Ascorbic Acid. Pasteurized from Organic farming. Hi*T will not produce a positive result for THC in blood, urine or hair tests.

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