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NY marijuana sales: Should it be legal and where would the money go?

Marijuana and money is a hot topic up in Albany with bills to legalize recreational pot in both the Assembly and Senate.

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2021, 11:04 AM

Updated 1,188 days ago

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Marijuana and money is a hot topic up in Albany with bills to legalize recreational pot in both the Assembly and Senate.
Legalization would bring in lots of cash to the state and what to do with it has officials and advocates split.
One proposed option, is giving back to areas hardest hit by the war on drugs. "Find which communities have really been affected and go to child services, after school programs, housing, job placement, " says Bryce Mack, of Minority Millennials.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he wants a large portion of marijuana sales to go to the state's general fund - which he controls. A vote on a legalization bill could come next week.
The measure could also be rolled into the state budget, which is due April 1.


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