NYSBA Says Key Appointments To Regulatory Body Will Make State A Progressive Leader On Cannabis
T. Andrew Brown, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about the governor’s efforts to move the adult-use cannabis program forward:
“Governor Kathy Hochul has demonstrated that it is indeed a new day in Albany by keeping her word and moving ahead with key appointments to a new cannabis regulatory body that will enable the state to finally move forward and establish an adult-use program. The governor’s selections represent a breadth of knowledge, experience and diversity that is necessary to ensure New York will be a progressive leader in the cannabis space.
The New York State Bar Association has long supported a well-regulated and equitable adult-use program and looks forward to working with the Hochul administration to build on today’s momentum to ensure that these goals are realized. The Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act was signed into law five months ago, and it is critical that there be no more delays in its implementation – including much-needed improvements to the existing medical cannabis program, which will improve both affordability and accessibility to thousands of patients across the state.”
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