More Cannabis Reform Can Come To New York

New York State Senator Liz Krueger has paired up with State Assembly Member Crystal People-Stokes, with the goal of hosting a public hearing to talk about the piece of legislation that has been drafted recently, called the “Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act” and they might say that New York could be next state with legalized recreational marijuana.

The legislation’s goal is to setup retail marijuana commerce in New York, which would look a lot like what is in place in Colorado and Washington.  Krueger says, “the bill “is not intended as legislation to endorse the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Rather a recognition that decade after decade, we see a significant percentage of Americans who wish to use marijuana recreationally do so. And at least in our state they face serious criminal charges from doing so.

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