Legalize marijuana in New York State? Could this happen?
Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a "workgroup" to come up with legislation to regulate adult-use marijuana in New York State.
The Governor says in a statement
"The next steps must be taken thoughtfully and deliberately. As we work to implement the report's recommendations through legislation, we must thoroughly consider all aspects of a regulated marijuana program, including its impact on public health, criminal justice and State revenue, and mitigate any potential risks associated with it. I thank the members of the workgroup for their time and expertise as we work to craft a model program," says Governor Cuomo in a statement.
From the statement from the Governor's office, this push for regulating adult-use marijuana "will build on Governor Cuomo's commitment to reducing the number of nonviolent individuals who become needlessly entangled in the criminal justice system and record of expanding access to medical marijuana."
Basically saying, People Who smoke weed will be too chill to do anything crazy is how I heard it lol