Proposal Introduced to Legalize Cannabis in New York

Proposal Introduced to Legalize Cannabis in New York

New York State Senator Liz Krueger will be joined by other elected officials, activists and experts tomorrow, December 11th, for a press conference to formally introducejillybean the New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, a proposal to legalize the possession, private cultivation and state-licensed sales of recreational cannabis to adults 21 and older. Richard Gottfried, Chairman of the Assembly Health Committee, has signed on to sponsor a companion measure in the Assembly.

“We really need to move beyond our totally broken prohibition model to a sensible tax and regulate model,” says Gottfried. “I think it’s widely recognized that marijuana is at most nowhere near as potentially harmful as alcohol and our law is dishonest.”

According to a report conducted by New York City Comptroller John Liu, there’s a $1.65 billion cannabis market in New York City alone.

Tomorrow’s press conference will begin at 11 a.m. at the Steps of New York City Hall in Manhattan.



  • closet smoker
    December 11, 2013

    This would be one big symbolic domino to go down. It was New York that was first to repeal alcohol prohibition. Any odds on the first east coast state to repeal?

  • ethan
    December 11, 2013

    Lower that age to 18, and its perfect.

  • drew
    December 10, 2014

    This is not real . She will be ferrying again this year . But Dec 11 2013 she first presented the bill.

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