War on drugs

"Unlike any other state in this nation, this legislation is intentionally about equity."
Under the previous policy, medical staff did not need to provide pregnant patients with any written information on a toxicology test or obtain their signatures to perform one.
Pennsylvania appears to be leading New York in the effort to open safe injection facilities.
How does Cuomo's plan stack up against the other legalization proposals in the state, and across the country?
'Let's exclude corporate America from this equation, period,' de Blasio said.
'I have friends whose lives were ruined. They couldn't get a job because they smoked a little weed. So when prohibition ends I'm looking to create jobs for the same people who were persecuted.'
Fatal drug overdoses rose once again in New York City last year, thanks in large part to growing fentanyl usage.
Right now, Cuomo and the Senate Democrats can't even shame the Republicans into saving speed cameras.
'We've seen Vance make these sweeping announcements in the past, but what ends up happening is that the exceptions swallow the rule,' cautioned one Legal Aid attorney.
'With marijuana legalization likely to occur in our state in the near future, it is critical our city plans for the public safety, health, and financial consequences involved,' Mayor de Blasio said.
After a flurry of action from public officials, New York State's policy of prohibition may be crumbling.
The centers will be located inside current needle exchange facilities in Washington Heights, Midtown West, Longwood, and Park Slope.
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