Why New York’s plan to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use is a big deal
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use in the Empire State is a milestone in the push toward full legalization of the substance in the U.S., experts said Wednesday.
Cuomo said Tuesday in his State of the State speech that he’s including in his budget for the current fiscal year a plan to make cannabis legal for adults over the age of 21. The governor is aiming to create a legal industry that would include minority- and women-owned businesses and create jobs in some of the more economically deprived parts of the state. Ten states have so far legalized cannabis for recreational use, while another 33 have legalized medical cannabis.
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