Lawmakers closing in on deal to legalize marijuana in NY; vote expected soon
A deal appears to be in place
to legalize marijuana on Long Island and across the state.
The deal would make New York
the 15th state to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
State lawmakers are closing
in on a deal that would allow residents to legally possess up to three ounces
Andrew Cuomo says the bill is "essential" to the state's social and
bill would include provisions to establish licenses, sales and tax regulations,
and establish a new regulator for cannabis products.
to approve the study of new technology to help law enforcement detect impaired
“It's going to be up to communities across Nassau and
Suffolk counties to figure out where will the stores be located, what will
their advertising be like, do communities even want this in their neighborhoods
and what kind of treatment centers are available,” says Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds,
Family and Children’s Association.
The bill could be voted on as
early as next week.