(East Farmingdale, NY) Could 2021 be the year that New York State legalizes recreational marijuana? Its possible, especially after voters in nearby New Jersey approved a measure this November to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. Newsday estimates that New York State could bring in approximately 300 million dollars annually in marijuana taxation, which could help with the looming budget deficit. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seems confident that the legalization legislation will pass this year, telling WAMC radio, that New York State is “desperate for funding… and also, its the right policy”.
Legislators in Connecticut are also said to be considering measures to legalize marijuana in the state.
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