Along with passing the Child Victim’s Act, strengthening gun laws and replacing the cash bail system, Governor Cuomo said New York needs to legalize marijuana.
We must end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma and let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all.
Earlier this year, the governor put together a group to draft legislation to legalize cannabis in New York. The legislation followed a state health department that found the legalization of recreational cannabis would have more positives than negatives.
The state already has a program allowing medical cannabis companies to operate in New York.