Written by Sonia Case Following important cannabis news articles every day can be a real burn-out, we know. That’s why the Emerald rolls up a chronicle of the headiest news hits, and passes them to you at the end of each week. We Bring You: The Digital Dime. Not Enough of a Good Thing Data released earlier this month by the California Department of Justice shows a … [Read more...] about The Dime: 7/24/2020
Since we have expanded to New York City in 2019, The Emerald has heard countless stories of brutality, cruelty and indifference from citizens about the New York City Police Department. Instead of just listening, we’re giving these tales the megaphone. Police misconduct must be documented, shared, and faced head-on—especially as cannabis remains illegal in New York. The … [Read more...] about Cop-Ed: Treating Minors as Adults has a Lifelong Impact
With one of the largest grey markets, New York City is one of the most sativa soaked places on Earth, and new data from the Department of Health has proved that to be truer than first assumed. The usually terrible New York Post recently dropped that young New Yorkers are holding the torch—literally. Is anyone really shocked at this? Cannabis is a multi-millennia old … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: One Third of Young New Yorkers Love Cannabis; White People Smoke More Weed Than People of Color, Now What?
Can you smell it? Longtime residents of New York City have definitely noticed an uptick in the frequency of smelling herb around the city. The NYPD has reduced the amount of arrests for cannabis related charges, year after year, which are now likely to drop to a new low as cannabis enjoys its most-legal status yet. According to NY1 News, there have been under 750 arrests in … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Decrim is Not Enough for New Yorkers
While the city waits with shallow, anxious breaths for news of the latest victim of street violence, who remains in critical condition as of Wednesday evening, the New York City Police Department continues to arrest New Yorkers for cannabis, a plant that has been decriminalized since the 1970s. Look at the literal meaning of street violence: 106 pedestrians and 17 cyclists … [Read more...] about Op-ed: NYPD Wasting Resources on Cannabis Enforcement