politics

Local College Campuses Are Going Smoke-Free in 2019
While there's a push to make recreational marijuana legal in 2019, some local colleges are getting more strict and going completely smoke-free in the new year.
Cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, Ecigarettes, hookahs- doesn't matter if it's legal or not,  it's all not allowed on t…
Marijuana Offenders Can Now Get a 'Clean Slate'
Some marijuana offenders are now being offered a 'Clean Slate' in New York.
The District Attorney's Office of Albany County is offering a "Clean Slate" program according to news 10 abc.  This program can help get rid of a ton of low-level marijuana cases alr…
Cocaine, Cash, and More Seized Near Capital District School
Talk about a bust.
A reported $4,000 in cash, cocaine, pot, and steroids were seized near a Capital District school according to the Times Union.  The contraband was found near the Schuylerville school campus, and on top of the $4000 included about two pounds of marijuana, high grade cocain…
If Marijuana Becomes Legal, Should NY Employers Still Test?
Should employers be testing for something if it's legal?
Back in May, I posted about how more employers in New York were dropping drug testing.  The topic has come up again in the news, and the area still seems to be vague as New York seems to be getting closer to the legalization of m…
Capital Region Farmers Could Be Able to Grow Hemp Soon
While our neighboring states just legalized recreational marijuana this week, we’re dealing with if local farmers can grow hemp or not.  Hemp is so common. You can buy hemp seeds in any health food or grocery store.  You can buy hemp thread to make necklaces (or j…
Should People Be Prosecuted for Marijuana in the Capital District
Legal charges surrounding marijuana stem from fines and violations to jail time.  However, one District Attorney in New York is going against this, and announced that he will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana cases.  And really, if you're caught with possession of a small amount…
New Law Allows for Gun Removal from Domestic Violence Abusers
As reported by News Channel 13, a new law passed this weekend allows for the removal of guns from abusers in domestic violence cases.  According to News Channel 13, the law was announced with heavy dialogue from Governor Cuomo about the murder rate of women by domestic violence, and a…
Clinton To Visit Saratoga Springs
Big news!  Former first lady/former secretary of the state and potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected in Saratoga later this month.  Clinton is traveling to help promote the book she has recently released called, "Hard Choices."