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Decriminalized: Q&A with Former High Times Editor Robert Stratton

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

backforth Richard Stratton, the former editor of High Times magazine, knows a thing or two about marijuana. Not only has he written in depth about the subject, he also spent years as a drug smuggler, moving millions of dollars of the product—a path that ultimately landed him a 25-year sentence, of which he served eight. Since [&hellip
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Gov. Cuomo Seeks Balance Between Stop-and-Frisk and Civil Liberties, Pushes for Tappan Zee Bridge

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Photo courtesy of City & State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, back from a fishing tripon Long Island, went on Fred Dicker’s radio program today and aggressively  promoted his plan to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge. The plan for the bridge’s replacement has been criticized by several different opposition groups, the New York Times wrote late last month, with environmental advocates worried about [&hellip
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Manhattan DA Cy Vance Slams Current Marijuana Laws

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Cy Vance. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. Senate Republicans may have killed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., still is calling for the legislative change. At an event held by the New York City Bar Association last night, Vance criticized the current law, which allows police officers to have [&hellip
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Charles Rangel Thanks Cuomo for His Support, But He Might Not Actually Have It

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has endorsed Rangel for the 7th Congressional District. At a press conference this afternoon to accept an endorsement from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Rep. Charlie Rangel thanked all of the public officials who had endorsed him, including one who has not. At least, not publicly. “I want to thank Mayor Bloomberg, the Governor and the other public officials who put their names [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Republicans Retain Stronghold of NY State Senate

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State Senate Despite being out-registered 2 to 1, Republicans retain a stronghold in New York’s state Senate and a hold onto a surprising number of congressional seats. U.S. Senate Honoring the memory of U.S. Sen. James Buckley has become a feud in the Republican primary. Manhattan More on Gov. Cuomo’s failure to attend a Charlie [&hellip
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Community Soapbox …

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The best comments from NYPress.com More Rent Reg Rent regulation is crucial in this city (“Rent Spike Denied,” April 26), and was instituted to prevent profiteering by landlords in a market short on available apartments. That it protects the majority whose median income is $37,000/year is important—but it would be better if more tenants, not [&hellip
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