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NY Cannabis In The News
The news that Gov. Cuomo is “no longer confident” that marijuana legalization will be included in the state’s budget is out of step with his previous remarks centering urgency to legalize marijuana in New York and address the harm that prohibition has caused in communities — and it’s in stark contrast with the national push for marijuana justice.
Black lawmakers are blocking a push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, warning that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal could perpetuate the racial inequality fostered under current drug laws.
Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana. Now New York and New Jersey could join them.
In New York, there is widespread support among lawmakers to legalize marijuana, but there is a complex debate over how exactly to do it.