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Wednesday night marks the latest in a series of “listening sessions” on regulated marijuana in New York State, and it’s taking place in Western New York.


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The Ontario government has unveiled details of where residents can smoke recreational cannabis when it becomes legal in mid-October. The rules are even less strict than proposed by the previous Liberal government.


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Marijuana advocates say New York lawmakers should legalize pot for adults, make it affordable and let people grow their own.

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Ontario’s mayors and other municipal leaders recently had their first opportunity to meet their newly minted premier, Doug Ford. Those leaders had two primary concerns.


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Canadian Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is giving the green light to a new roadside test to check for drugs.

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The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has partnered with 26 licensed producers for its online retail platform.

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The first prescription medication extracted from the marijuana plant is poised to land on pharmacists' shelves this fall. Epidiolex, made from purified cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound found in the cannabis plant, is approved for two rare types of epilepsy. Its journey to market was driven forward by one family's quest to find a treatment for their son's epilepsy.

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A University at Buffalo researcher will be a key figure, as Albany looks into legal marijuana for adults.

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Canadian travelers to the United States could have another concern when it comes to cannabis. They are already asked if they’ve ever used marijuana. Now, new questions have focused on whether they have ever invested in American pot companies.


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Proposals to permit recreational marijuana use in New York state took a big step forward Friday when state health officials issued a long-awaited report concluding that the benefits of legalization outweigh the risks.

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The legalization of marijuana has been a talking point for many politicians over the past few months. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes were in downtown Buffalo Friday to discuss when it may become a reality and what it would mean.

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An Alden father has pleaded guilty to shaking his baby to the point of unconsciousness.

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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says new research at the University at Buffalo is a "huge deal" in developing a computer chip that could eventually be used to build the illegal drug equivalent of the breathalyzer.

A rare look inside a medical marijuana farm

May 14, 2018
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There are lots of farms and factories across the North Country. A couple of years ago, a completely new kind of enterprise came to the region: medical marijuana.

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Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it's all about green.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America.

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Three people have been arrested after police say they found more than 200 marijuana plants growing in their home, plus cocaine, heroin, needles, weapons and cash.

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A Lockport man will be spending time behind bars for the possession and distribution of drugs.

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The Southern Tier Regional Drug Taskforce arrested two men on a variety of charges early this morning.

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An increasing number of states over the past few years have looked into legalizing marijuana. Now there is a chance pot could be removed from the list of controlled substances.

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As Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his budget for the next fiscal year Tuesday, a prospective Republican challenger says legal marijuana is a key way to ease the state's fiscal crisis.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scrapping Obama-era guidelines that essentially removed marijuana from the list of federal drug enforcement priorities as more states legalized it.

In guidance issued Thursday, Sessions rescinded those policies and instead will permit individual U.S. attorneys to decide how aggressively to go after marijuana in their jurisdictions.

Sessions, a former Alabama senator, has long viewed pot as a public menace and a source of street crime.

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The Canadian Automobile Association says nearly four in every five Ontario drivers surveyed are concerned about the impact legalizing marijuana will have on road safety.

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Starting in July, Niagara Falls, ON and many tourism centers across the province will have an additional item to buy: marijuana.

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A newly-released report suggests wide racial disparity in marijuana-related arrests in Buffalo and Erie County. Advocates for marijuana reform says it's one more reason why it's time laws changes to allow the regulation and taxation of pot in New York State.

Ontario is set to introduce legislation today that would regulate the sale and distribution of recreational marijuana.

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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.

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