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July 23, 2019 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Bills that would legalize and tax marijuana at the national level, and provide opportunities for people convicted of federal pot crimes to clear their records, were introduced Tuesday in Congress. The companion legislation in the House and Senate were introduced by Sen...
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(WBEN) - A coalition of companies in the marijuana industry is launching an ad campaign this week aimed at encouraging New York State lawmakers to legalize cannabis as part of the state budget. "It's time New York starts competing in this growing industry," says a voiceover in the TV ad, that cites...
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November 24, 2018 - 7:04 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, talk of legalizing recreational marijuana is heating up ahead of the 2019 session. Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dismissed a report that he has contacted Iowa Democrats about a potential run for president. Cuomo says he plans...
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Brian Mazurowski
August 30, 2018 - 11:17 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's office announced a series of 'Listening Sessions' across the state on the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana. In a statement, the Governor said that input from the forum would be used to help craft a marijuana law for the state. A meeting in...
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June 09, 2018 - 8:33 am
LOS ANGELES (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation's legal landscape for pot users and businesses. The federal ban that puts marijuana on...
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Richard Root
January 16, 2018 - 4:27 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Former Erie County Executive, and current Republican Gubernatorial candidate Joel Giambra, held a press conference Monday saying he supports legalizing and regulating marijuana for recreational use. Giambra says the revenues from legal pot could go help fix roads and bridges...
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Richard Root
December 22, 2017 - 3:21 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a shipment which contained just over 7.5 pounds of marijuana at the Peace Bridge Wednesday. CBP officers working at the Peace Bridge commercial warehouse targeted a shipment manifested as “stuffed animals.” Their initial...
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Dave Debo
November 30, 2017 - 6:18 am
(WBEN) Supporters of adult marijuana use in New York State say it could come up in the coming year in Albany, and they are pointing to a new poll that says New Yorkers are in favor of using the cash crop to stave off a possible budget deficit as high as $.4.4 billion. An Emerson College poll -...
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