Marijuana

New York has legalized recreational marjuana.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee Liz Krueger on March 30, 2021.
Between Democratic supermajorities and mounting crises, the governor seems to have caved on some major sticking points on legal weed.
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes
How the first woman, and first African American, to serve as Assembly majority leader fought for equitable marijuana legalization.
Gov. Cuomo on March 24, 2021.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
A New Yorker holding a joint during the Cannabis Parade.
Activists said the governor made some welcome tweaks to his plan, but the changes didn’t go far enough.
The chances of legalizing recreational marijuana have never been better in New York.
Legislative leaders say it’s only a matter of time.
State Sen. Liz Krueger
A point-by-point guide to the competing proposals.
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes
Lawmakers and advocates fear that Cuomo’s proposal won’t.
What's holding up New York?
Recreational marijuana use in New York.
Some state lawmakers are looking for something green to help solve the budget gap.
Legalizing recreational marijuana is unlikely this year, and wouldn’t provide immediate fiscal relief.
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