New York State Legalizes Recreational Marijuana
New York could become the largest legal marijuana market on the East Coast — generating a potential $2.3 billion in annual sales by its fourth year.
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New Yorkers can now possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while sales of recreational-use marijuana won’t become legal for an estimated 18 months until the state draws up regulations. Advocates for criminal justice reform hope it will also help redress the inequities of a system that has locked up people of color for marijuana offenses at disproportionate rates. The legislation provides protections for cannabis…