New York Officials Reportedly Reach Agreement on Marijuana Legalization

According to reports, New York state officials have reached an agreement on legalizing marijuana.

Sources say that adults 21 and over will be allowed to possess up to three ounces of cannabis for personal use as part of the proposed legislation. What’s more, “Recreational stoners could even cultivate up to six plants each, or a dozen per household, but a big bummer in the agreement would make them wait to start growing their own until 18 months after the first dispensary opens.”

“This year we have to get it done, and getting it done by the time the budget is passed is essential,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Cannabis is not just social equity, it’s also revenue for the state.”

“We’ve been trying to legalize cannabis for three years. I’ve failed every year,” he said. “We’re close. Close three times before. If we were playing horseshoes, we would be in good shape. But this is not horseshoes. You either get it done and sign a bill, or you don’t.”

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