Politics

One Major NY Group is Speaking Out Against Legal Marijuana
There’s been a lot of talk recently about legalizing recreational marijuana in New York.  However, one major group is speaking out about it.
The Times Union recently posted about the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police speaking out about legalizing marijuana,…
Some New Yorkers are Getting Foodstamps Early Due to Shutdown
Well, here’s another aspect of the government shutdown that has hit New York.
Some New Yorkers have gotten their February food stamps early in fear that the food stamp program will run out of money due to the continued shutdown.  According to a post on newyorkupstate...
New York is Number One for Population Loss in the Country
Looks like people are leaving New York... more than any other state nationally, to be accurate.
Apparently, New York tops the states for population loss, with the highest rate nationally.  According to cbs 6 Albany, 48,510 people left New York from July, 2017 to July, 2018...
Local College Campuses Are Going Smoke-Free in 2019
While there's a push to make recreational marijuana legal in 2019, some local colleges are getting more strict and going completely smoke-free in the new year.
Cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, Ecigarettes, hookahs- doesn't matter if it's legal or not,  it's all not allowed on t…
Marijuana Offenders Can Now Get a ‘Clean Slate’
Some marijuana offenders are now being offered a 'Clean Slate' in New York.
The District Attorney's Office of Albany County is offering a "Clean Slate" program according to news 10 abc.  This program can help get rid of a ton of low-level marijuana cases alr…
Cocaine, Cash, and More Seized Near Capital District School
Talk about a bust.
A reported $4,000 in cash, cocaine, pot, and steroids were seized near a Capital District school according to the Times Union.  The contraband was found near the Schuylerville school campus, and on top of the $4000 included about two pounds of marijuana, high grade cocain…
If Marijuana Becomes Legal, Should NY Employers Still Test?
Should employers be testing for something if it's legal?
Back in May, I posted about how more employers in New York were dropping drug testing.  The topic has come up again in the news, and the area still seems to be vague as New York seems to be getting closer to the legalization of m…
NY Is Spending Millions To Help Domestic Violence Victims
Well this is a big announcement- New York State is putting millions towards helping domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
Five million dollars to be exact.  According to News 10 abc, the Governor’s Office announced that five million dollars of funding is going toward…
Capital Region Farmers Could Be Able to Grow Hemp Soon
While our neighboring states just legalized recreational marijuana this week, we’re dealing with if local farmers can grow hemp or not.  Hemp is so common. You can buy hemp seeds in any health food or grocery store.  You can buy hemp thread to make necklaces (or j…

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