New York City officials have finalized rules for a local ban on pre-employment drug testing for marijuana, and they added additional exemptions that will allow an even greater number of workers to be screened for cannabis before they are hired. The City Council approved the ban last year, and it […]
Not only are marijuana businesses excluded from federal coronavirus relief funds, but medical cannabis dispensaries in New York are also ineligible for a new COVID-19 loan program that the state is offering. Under the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF), marijuana shops are specifically excluded, alongside payday loan providers, pawn […]
As of Sunday, many New York City employers are no longer able to require pre-employment drug testing for marijuana as a part of the hiring process—though there are a series of exemptions to the policy, including some that are still being finalized. The City Council approved the ban last year, […]
New York State might not be legalizing marijuana this year, in large part due to complications from the coronavirus outbreak, but at least many of those still in the workforce in New York City won’t risk being denied jobs over a positive THC test thanks to a local law that […]
If you want to fully understand how the coronavirus has impacted marijuana legalization, just look at New York. Continue reading How The Coronavirus Has Negatively Impacted Marijuana Legalization at The Fresh Toast.
The governor of New York said on Monday that he expects lawmakers to push ahead with plans to legalize marijuana even as the state works to address the coronavirus pandemic. During a briefing on the public health crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was asked about his legislative priorities for the […]
In his State of the State address this week, Gov. Cuomo assured 2020 will be the year the Empire State legalizes recreational cannabis. Continue reading New York Will Legalize Marijuana This Year, Cuomo Vows at The Fresh Toast.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Drug overdose patients rushed to some emergency rooms in New York’s Hudson Valley are asked a series of questions: Do you have stable housing? Do you have food? Times and location of overdoses are noted, too. The information is entered into a new overdose-tracking system that […]
Some pollinators tend to flock to hemp, but according to a recent study, the taller the trees, the more plentiful the bees. Researchers at Cornell University collected bees at 11 hemp farms in the Finger Lakes region of central New York in the summer of 2018 to identify which ones […]
Most people know New York as being one of the global hubs of design and advertising. Did you also know there is also a rich tradition of rolling paper innovation in the city? In fact, Easy Widers, Bambu, Raw and Curved Papers all came to life in Big Apple The […]