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Ontario plans to sell marijuana in as many as 150 stores run by the province's liquor control board after the federal government legalizes its recreational use next summer.

New York State is making more changes to its medical marijuana program.

NYS authorizes 5 more marijuana dispensaries

Aug 2, 2017

New York State has authorized five more organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana to improve patient access to dispensing facilities across the state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that aims to boost hemp production, as Ontario gathers public input on legalizing marijuana.

With little more than a week left in the legislative session, some state lawmakers and community advocates are renewing the push for legalized recreational marijuana in New York State.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

One of the largest drug money seizures in Erie County history went down this Thursday morning.

Could hemp be million-dollar crop in NYS?

Apr 17, 2017
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The recently-passed state budget eliminates a cap on New York’s burgeoning industrial hemp industry. That will allow more farmers to be able to research, grow and process a crop that could turn into a million-dollar business.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

Law enforcement raided the East North Street apartment of 41-year-old Calvin Young of Buffalo Thursday evening and say they found cocaine, heroin, marijuana, handguns and nearly $70,000 in cash.

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How do you pay the bill on New York’s costly infrastructure needs? Legalize marijuana. That’s what a new group of advocates led by former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra is saying.


Niagara Falls Police Department

A Niagara Falls patrol officer has resigned, as she faced being fired for her suspected involvement in a Cataract City drug ring.

New York State lawmakers are expanding the medical marijuana program to allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients, but will there be enough providers to feel this need?

Canada's public safety minister says he will push the United States to change some of its border policies when it comes to marijuana. Some Canadians have been barred for life from entering the U.S. after admitting to American border guards that they have smoked marijuana in the past.


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Ontario's premier Kathleen Wynne was on hand at a Toronto supermarket this week to buy a small case of beer, the first to be sold in grocery stores in the province. At the same time, she is also being criticized for a comment she made about Ontario government liquor stores being the best place to one day sell legal marijuana. 


Public forum on legal marijuana bill held in Buffalo

Oct 29, 2015
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A bill sponsored in Albany by a Buffalo-based Assemblywoman, one that would legalize limited amounts of marijuana, was the topic of a forum hosted in Buffalo's City Hall on Wednesday.


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An Oakfield man has been arrested for providing marijuana to a minor.

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An early morning visit to the Clarence Town Park on Saturday spelled trouble for a group of individuals.

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Buffalo Police are reporting that a former chef has been arrested for selling marijuana laced cookies.

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The small crowd endured the rain Monday afternoon outside City Hall as they called for legalizing marijuana in New York State.

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Erie County Sheriff's deputies arrested two adults Friday afternoon after a pair of toddlers were spotted in a locked vehicle with no heat.

A Buffalo woman has been arrested after sheriff's deputies say she was found to be growing marijuana in a residence that was being used as a day care center. 

Canada's largest addiction and mental health treatment and research center is calling for the legalization of marijuana. The director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto says the current system of controls no longer works.

Lewiston Police arrested two men at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge late Friday night for possession of Ecstasy and Marijuana.

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A pair of New York State lawmakers are proposing a bill that would legalize the growing of industrial hemp for research purposes.

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Congressional candidate Emin "Eddie" Egriu is demanding an end to the "war on weed."

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Former Buffalo Police officer James Hamilton will serve time in a federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to felony drug trafficking charges.

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State Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes has introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana use in New York State.

A probationary Buffalo Police officer has been arrested and charged on counts related to an alleged marijuana growing and distribution operation.

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A Brooklyn man was arrested in Amherst Friday night in possession of a large quantity of marijuana.

Members of the legislature’s Black and Hispanic caucus and their allies made a last minute push for a bill to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana, saying current laws unfairly target young black and Latino men.

A marijuana growing operation has been busted in the Town of Pembroke.

Members of the US Customs and Border Patrol noticed marijuana plants in a field along Angling Road while operating a helicopter. Genesee County Sheriff's officers were notified and 32 plants were seized. In custody are 49 year old James Cox, 22 year old Jessica Cox and 25 year old Beau Bressler. Prescription pills were also found in the search.

The street value of the plants is estimated at $15,000.

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