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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

A storefront, viewed from the street outside, with harsh white lighting, and rows of colorful cannabis products displayed inside. A man wearing a red hoodie and black vest stands outside.

Illegal weed stores to be evicted as part of Eric Adams crackdown

Mayor Eric Adams filed lawsuits against four establishments, including two that are blocks away from NYU’s campus, which were selling cannabis without licensing, the first step in what he called a “laser-focused” plan to protect New Yorkers.
Tori Morales, News Editor February 8, 2023

Prosecutors will begin to crack down on unlicensed cannabis vendors across Manhattan, according to a Tuesday announcement by New York City Mayor Eric Adams and District Attorney...

A person wearing a black coat, red hoodie and red pants sits on a stone bench in a park with a small table in front of them. On the table is a glass jar with cannabis joints in it.

Opinion: Stop buying weed from Washington Square Park

40% of cannabis sold at unlicensed dispensaries around New York City is contaminated. Cannabis sold at Washington Square Park is no exception.
Abi Rivera, Deputy Opinion Editor December 14, 2022

You have to be high to think you're getting a $10 pre-roll from Washington Square Park that doesn't have E. coli in it.  According to the New York Medical Cannabis Industry...

An illustration of a purple heart-shaped bong, two Oreo cookies and a pair of Beats earbuds against a bright green background.

Staff Recs: Crunchin’ the munchies

The Arts Desk recommends the best movies and music for dozing off into high heaven as you celebrate 4/20.

It’s twenty past four and you need something to do after toking and coughing on a spliff or devouring a brownie whose chemical makeup is a broken ratio of three parts cannabis,...

Photo by Matthew Bisanz

WNYU: The new marijuana marketplace

Vinith Yedidi and Luke Sherrill November 11, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article is a full transcript of the segment from The Rundown, which has been lightly edited for format and consistency. Thank you to WNYU for the collaboration! In...

New York is the 16th state to legalize marijuana. The bill is a promising step in racial and social equity. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

Opinion: New York State’s marijuana legalization bill sets a promising precedent

As the 16th state to fully legalize adult use of marijuana, New York has instituted both corrective and preventative efforts to ensure racial and social equity in the legal cannabis market.
Lucy Yama, Contributing Writer April 23, 2021

This year’s annual celebration of 4/20 in New York City took on renewed meaning in light of the state’s most recent marijuana-related legislation. On March 31, Governor Cuomo...

There are many ways to smoke weed, including rolling a joint. Marijuana is now legal in New York. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

New York state bill legalizes recreational marijuana

Activists say that the bill, which will also expunge convictions for marijuana possession, aims to address some of the havoc wreaked by the war on drugs.
Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law to legalize the use of recreational marijuana for individuals aged 21 and older on March 31. The bill also expunged the records of those...

A woman holds a joint in a Brooklyn apartment. Cannabis use is on the rise among people ages 65 and over. (Staff Photo by Alina Patrick).

NYU Study Finds Increasing Cannabis Use Among Boomers

An NYU Langone study has found increased use of cannabis in people aged 65 and older, raising questions surrounding the legality and need to expand research on the issue, according to an NYU Langone researcher.
Dylan Wahbe, Contributing Writer March 5, 2020

Cannabis use is increasing among people 65 years and older, according to an NYU Langone study released last week. Dr. Benjamin Han — the study’s lead researcher — found...

A student displays their CBD oil. CBD is known for its healing anti-inflammatory property. (Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Feeling Good and Looking Better: CBD in Student’s Beauty Routines

Do students really use CBD beauty products?
Daniela Ortiz, Staff Writer November 1, 2019

In an industry where the next best thing is always just around the corner, most beauty trends don't have a very long shelf life. Yet, the newly tapped market of CBD-infused beauty...

Baby Boomer Weed Use Booms

Baby Boomer Weed Use Booms

Deets Sharma, Contributing Writer September 17, 2018
An NYU study shows that a lot of baby boomers smoke the devil's lettuce (marijuana).
An Already Digitized Weed Culture Reckons With Possible Legalization

An Already Digitized Weed Culture Reckons With Possible Legalization

Vaping and encrypted delivery services are just a few products of the crossover between tech and weed, but what will happen when full legalization opens up pot to the frenzy of disruption and market forces ?
Jonah Inserra, Contributing Writer April 24, 2018
NYU Professor Mark Kleiman wrote an op-ed in Vox last week that sparks the debate over weed legalization being the cure-all for addiction.
Christopher Plummer as Jack and Vera Farmiga as Laura in a scene from “Boundaries,” directed by Shana Feste.

‘Boundaries’ Director Crosses Personal Thresholds

Natalie Whalen, Film Editor March 19, 2018
WSN sat down with "Boundaries" director Shana Feste and cast members Lewis MacDougall and Yahya Abdul-Mateen to discuss the film's premiere at SXSW.
An NYU student displays their CBD oil.

Beauty Says ‘Yes’ to Kush

Elijah Scott, Contributing Writer February 20, 2018
Some cosmetic companies have begun using CBD oil in their products.