A lot has to happen before New York can get cannabis sales rolling by April 1, 2022 — even if New Yorkers will be able to grow weed at home sooner.
More town and village leaders on Long Island have declared plans to opt out of allowing legalized pot shops and cannabis cafés in their communities, but there is no consensus on an island-wide ban.
Long Island's top two Democratic leaders are at odds over whether the region's towns, villages, and cities should ban the sale of newly legalized recreational marijuana.
Embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a legislative agreement late on Saturday night to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in New York State with recent critics, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
Democrats, who control the New York legislature, have come to terms on a measure to legalize marijuana, which would make the state the 15th in the country to allow recreational use of the drug, according to two reports on Thursday.
It’s now or never for legalizing recreational marijuana use in New York State, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Cash-strapped New York state is “ripe” for the picking when it comes to legalizing marijuana for public sale and distribution, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday morning.
OpEd: Let's regulate marijuana and get drug dealers and gangs away from our kids.