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NY Takes Major Step Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

HeadlineMar 26, 2021

New York lawmakers have reached a deal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state for adults 21 and over. The proposal would invest marijuana tax revenues into Black and Brown communities who have been disproportionately targeted by the decades-long war on drugs. A portion of marijuana business licenses would be reserved for business owners of color. The measure would also allow individuals to cultivate up to six marijuana plants at home and for marijuana to be delivered to people’s homes. The bill could pass the Democrat-controlled state Legislature as early as next week.

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