Gov. Andrew Cuomo and many state lawmakers have said legalizing marijuana in New York is a priority this year, but questions remain about how adult use will be regulated and taxed.
A legal marijuana bill currently sits in both the state Assembly and Senate. Cuomo has said he wants the regulatory framework to be completed as part of this year’s budget, which is due April 1, but some lawmakers, including Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, have said they don’t think that will happen.
Ten other states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational use of marijuana to some degree. Here’s a look at how they have regulated adult-use and what Cuomo and other lawmakers have said could happen in New York.
How NYC wants marijuana to be legalizedLiz Glazer, director of the New York City Mayor’s Ofﬁce of Criminal Justice, spoke Thursday about legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, a proposal endorsed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. (Credit: Newsday…