Legislation Announced to Legalize Marijuana in New York

Senator Liz Krueger has announced that she intends to file legislation in New York aimed at legalizing the recreational use, possession, private cultivation and state-licensed sales of marijuana for adults. The measure cnewyorkomes as New York’s Legislature continues to push forward a measure to legalize medical marijuana – a proposal that’s already been approved by the state’s House, and is expected to pass the Senate.

β€œIt is my intention as a New York State senator to soon introduce a law that would actually decriminalize, regulate and tax marijuana in New York,” stated Krueger earlier this week.

The measure, which will be titled the Marijuana, Regulation, and Taxation Act, would authorize adults to legally cultivate up to 6 plants and possess up to 2 ounces. The proposal would establish state-licensed retail outlets, which would be regulated through the New York State Liquor Authority.

Of the tax revenue raised, roughly 80% would go to the state’s general fund β€” the remainder would go toward substance abuse, criminal re-entry and job training programs.

New York residents should begin a heavy campaign of contacting their elected representatives, urging them to support legalization – you can find your district’s legislators by clicking here.

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  1. I’m sure the dispensary guy thnkis HE is one of those who really needs it (and maybe he does, don’t get me wrong, but it ain’t real hard for someone to think they really need it in California)

    • Anonymous on May 22, 2013 at 2:30 am
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    GET W/ IT,I MEAN C’MON MAN ,1ST IT WAS LOTTERY TICKETS THAT GOT US OUT OF DEBT,NOW OR LONG AGO IT SHOULD B WEED,ANYWAY,WE NEED MORE ROOM N THE JAILS 4 VIOLENT FREAKS…I DONT THINK WEED MAKES U VIOLENT…N U SHOULD’NT B IN JAIL 4 JUST WEED…WAKE UP!!!N I DONT EVEN SMOKE IT!!!

    • Anonymous on May 20, 2013 at 10:35 am
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    Its the feds.This is how alcohol proho fell,1 state,then 2,3 etc. …….It should be just a matter of time but thats what we said in the 70’s. Fu-kin Reagan.

    • steve on May 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm
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    It’s just when u c other states doing the right thing u think why don’t we,makes u mad,,,

    • steve on May 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm
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    This 1 here 1 there recreational use and Medical use to wtf r we doing why in the heck can’t all states just do the same thing we r anyway so why wait,i don’t get u people in the states and congress stupid chit,,,

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