Marijuana Could Soon Be Legal In New York


(Albany, NY)  --  Recreational marijuana could soon be legal in New York.  Governor Andrew Cuomo is appointing a workgroup to draft legislation for a regulated adult-use marijuana program.

He wants to give Albany lawmakers a game plan, following a Department of Health report concluded that the positives of a regulated marijuana market outweigh the negatives. It found that regulating pot benefits public health by enabling government oversight over production, quality control, labeling and licensing. The workgroup has 20 members and will be led by Alphonso David, a counsel to Governor Cuomo. 

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