Three years after the state adopted a law enabling the use of medical marijuana, some 900 doctors are prescribing cannabis oil to more than 5,000 patients. But state health officials and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say that more can — and should — be done to make the treatment more widely available.
While marijuana remains illegal in New York, statistics show that 1960s-era horror stories of pot smokers languishing for years behind bars for possession of a few joints is largely a thing of the past.
Local school districts are constantly looking for new ways to steer kids away from old vices.
When asked to examine weed’s impact on the nightlife of the Kingston area these days, what struck me was how many people had only positive things to say, some even arguing that it’s become a reverse gateway drug.
The term “edibles” encompasses far far more than Alice B. Toklas’ famous hash brownies. These days, weed can be made into any number of candies, cakes, cookies, breads, drinks, dishes — the only limit is imagination and skill.