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New Yorkers with previous marijuana convictions will have their records wiped clean under the new legalization law

17 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The criminal records of people previously convicted of marijuana-related crimes in New York will be expunged under a new law passed in the state. New York Governor signed the bill into law on Wednesday, legalizing marijuana for adults across the state. The new law will allow New Yorkers to possess three ounces of marijuana or less, and will let them grow up to three marijuana plants at home. Anyone previously convicted of marijuana possession under the now-legal limit will have their convictions expunged and they will be re-sentenced, according to ABC News. This is...
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New York opened up vaccines to anyone over age 30. TurboVax, a free tool to find appointments, saw traffic skyrocket

17 days ago   |   By Business Insider

TurboVax March 31, 2021
TurboVax, a tool that helps people find COVID-19 vaccine appointments, has seen traffic skyrocket.
The website's creator said traffic exploded after New York expanded its vaccine eligibility.
The website said it saw 4.2 million page views on Tuesday, up from less than a million days before.
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TurboVax, a free online tool that helps people find COVID-19 vaccine appointments, saw traffic skyrocket after New York opened its appointments up to anyone over 30-years-old. The website, which specifically helps people find...
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NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley says New York is 'not another startup' where Andrew Yang 'can play with other people's money and fail up'

17 days ago   |   By Business Insider

New York City Democratic mayoral candidates Andrew Yang and Maya Wiley.
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The crowded New York City mayoral race became heated on Wednesday.
Democratic primary candidate Maya Wiley took aim at frontrunner Andrew Yang.
Yang has increasingly been targeted directly by opponents in the crowded field.
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Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley on Wednesday zeroed in on Andrew Yang in one of the most strongly-worded attacks in the primary campaign so far. Wiley, who served as counsel to current Mayor Bill de...
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