May 31st, 2022
Curved Papers Onstage at The NYC Cannabis Parade and Rally, May 7th, 2022 as Chuck Schumer makes Federal Legislation Promises
May 13th, 2022
December 4th, 2021
July 1st, 2021
Play “Pride and Patriots” til Sunday and win some pretty cool prizes by using our FIND STORES page to locate the new Curved Papers vendors all around New York City and Long Island!
June 14th, 2021
It’s a flag waving time of year from Flag Day ’til Independence Day and we’re back out in the real world this year with our family friends and neighbors for the first time in a long time. Our growing map of New York stores is on our FIND STORES page.
Find out how to get Curved Papers prizes by following the NYC rollout and sharing Curved Papers in your neighborhood.
Where’s your go to rolling papers store?
May 21st, 2021
#tbt Happy 5/20! Amazing a month has flown by since this historic event in NYC that got international attention for a series of events that actually started in Washington, D.C. with dcmj.org. Dana Beal and the usual Yippies, Act Ups and NORMLs all held rolling bees and produced 3000 joints that were handed out to people with vaccination cards in a peaceful and festive line that ran out of the park and around the corner all day from 11am til 5pm.
May 21st, 2021
Distribution partner Cool Suppliers has joined Curved Papers in our New York City Rollout 2021! You’ll be seeing our signs in stores all over Brooklyn and Manhattan this Spring and Summer. Please pop in and ask for one of our new styles, RICE, RICE KING or HEMP KING. Tweet us @curvedpapers. Use hashtag #curvedpapersstores and follow @curvedpapers and @curvedpapersstores on Instagram.
Stores, stores, stores!
April 1st, 2021
You know where April Fools’ Day comes from? France. Well, not technically. But it has to do with calendars. Specifically with the Gregorian calendar, named after the last French Pope. Switching the beginning of the year to after the Winter Solstice, rather than after the Vernal Equinox took centuries. People used to make fun of people who were not picking up the new calendar, and still celebrated the New Year in the Spring. This is a great time of year no matter what calendar you use. Only four countries don’t use the Gregorian.
We are extending our celebration of legalization in our home state.
March 19th, 2021
The MRTA with justice and home grow is winning. Click on this link to easily send your letter today! The decisions are being made now. Thank you.
My editted version:
I’m writing to you today, and sending you this letter as a constituent with the utmost urgency requesting that you formally co-sponsor and support the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, (S.0854 / A.1248).
Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition. According to statewide polling data, two thirds of New Yorkers endorse regulating the adult use of marijuana. It’s past time we legalize this plant and use the adult use industry in New York to promote equality, community reinvestment and social justice.
It’s not a giant market, but with hemp, it could be.
You have to allow home grow. It’s antithetical to our American democratic capitalism, that laws and law enforcement be used to favor corporate interests over the consumer. Home grow does not undercut the legal market. Home grow is equity. All enforcement will fall on the poor and people of color. In the name of personal freedom, do not make New York the legal state that doesn’t allow home grow, they way they had a no-flower medical program which was the laughingstock of the nation. Do the right thing, New York. We’re the seventeenth state now. This isn’t rocket science.
As you’re well aware, the Governor has his own separate legislation, tucked deep into his budget proposal in the article VII bills he submitted to the legislature, which he recently amended. While this will be the third attempt the Governor has made to put forward this proposal, I wanted to let you know that the Governor’s proposal falls short in many aspects.
It is essential that New York’s marijuana legalization law includes the following core consumer-centric tenets:
1- The legal option for adults to cultivate personal use quantities of marijuana in private residences;
2- Reduced barriers of entry for those seeking to participate in the legal adult use marketplace;
3- Licenses facilitating on-site consumption, which is especially important for those who don’t own their own residence;
4- Provisions facilitating the automatic review and expungement of past criminal records, and addressing the collateral consequences those records caused with other agencies in relation to Immigration, Family Services, Housing and Education;
5- Provisions prohibiting employers from discriminating against workers in the practices of either hiring or firing solely because their off-the-job cannabis use;
6- Dedicated and adequate funding of social and retroactive justice initiatives through Community Reinvestment Grant fund; and
7- Prevent creating new policies that criminalize use or possession, such as cannabis odor constitutes probable cause.
Cannabis Legalization is more than just legalizing and regulating commercial activity of a controlled substance. It should be a public policy rooted in a willingness to comprehensively reverse the harms criminalization caused. Please support efforts to legalize and regulate adult use marijuana in a way that ensures safe, affordable, and equitable access for all New Yorkers. Thank you. These are difficult times. All the best.