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It's probably not going to win anyone a Nobel Prize. But a researcher at the University at Buffalo found that people high on cannabis experiencing the munchies were more likely to choose chips over oranges. Here's how the study was done: Researchers asked attendees of the 2016 Hash Bash, a public forum about cannabis decriminalization, on the campus of the University…

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When state leaders moved ahead on the state budget without reaching agreement on legalizing recreational marijuana use, Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated it wasn't because he and legislators were on opposite ends of the debate. "In concept, we have agreement," Cuomo said. "But that is all about the devil is in the details. And that is going to take more time to work out." …

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They met in a school cafeteria decorated with a string of flags from around the world and posters about eating fresh vegetables. On the agenda: a giant marijuana growing operation. Not that long ago, this kind of topic would have been unheard of in a public meeting, much less one in a school, as evidenced by a street sign that declares Southside Elementary School a d…

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As state lawmakers squabble this week over whether to legalize marijuana and how cannabis tax revenues would be spent, doctors hope to keep one thing front and center. Public health. This is the message two leading health advocates shared as state lawmakers work toward an on-time budget that may, or may not, include legalization. "There are a number of concerns ba…

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With so much uncertainty in the air about legalizing marijuana, your friends seem to have a lot more questions about what may be in store for New York State since our last "Asking for a Friend" story. Since Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo released his legalization plan last month,  Assembly Majority Leader Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes has been championing the Assembly version. Bo…