Legalize Marijuana, Governor Says

By Taylor K. Vecsey

The East Hampton Star (NY) mentions NYSBA and its Committee on Cannabis Law co-chair, Aleece Burgio is quoted.

The legalization of recreational use of marijuana for adults is, for the second year in a row, included in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive budget.

The legislation would establish a regulated adult-use cannabis program that the governor said would protect public health, provide consumer protection, ensure public safety, address social justice concerns, and invest tax revenue. Included in his Making Progress Happen agenda is a “first-in-nation comprehensive cannabis regulatory framework,” to be administered by a newly established Office of Cannabis Management.

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