New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his proposal Monday to legalize recreational marijuana use throughout the state; saying the move would generate billions to help the region’s aging infrastructure and massive pension plans.
“Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he would push to legalize recreational marijuana next year, a move that could bring in more than $1.7 billion in sales annually and put New York in line with several neighboring states,” writes the New York Times.
“The fact is we have had two criminal justice systems: one for the wealthy and the well off, and one for everyone else,” said the governor. “Let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all.”
Ten other states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of recreational marijuana in recent years; implementing a series of different laws over how the substance can be purchased and where it can be used.
Read the full report at the New York Times.