New York Moves Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

New York Moves Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

For New York state, 2018 has brought optimism and some fresh perspective for lawmakers debating the legal status of marijuana. In his Wednesday address regarding the 2018 Executive Budget Plan, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) delivered remarks on “revenue raisers” – new taxes and fees that can potentially infuse ~$1B into the New York economy. Among several proposals put forth to accomplish this, the Governor made it apparent that he is open to the idea of legalizing recreational use of marijuana as a major revenue generator. Read more