Bar Association Report Backs Marijuana Legalization


State of Politics reported that the Committee on Cannabis Law recommends the legalization of adult recreational marijuana use in New York.

A report from a state bar association committee has backed the legalization of marijuana in New York, and the full bar association on Friday is due to consider it.

A committee within the New York State Bar Association recommended the legalization of marijuana as well as various strategies to implement the program.

“The committee believes a comprehensive cannabis proposal that includes hemp, medical marijuana, and adult-use is the most effective way to navigate this complex issue while policy continues to evolve at the federal level,” said Committee Member Aleece Burgio. “Our report offers guidance to New York’s governing bodies surrounding safety, research, social equity, taxation, and other principles critical to success.”

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