Governor Cuomo signs bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New York State

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New York Officially Legalizes Marijuana: Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Allowing Adults Over 21 Years to Carry Up to Three ounces and Grow Up to Three Plants in Their Home

  • Cuomo signed a bill on Wednesday that legalizes recreational marijuana in New York State on Wednesday following a 100-49 State Assembly vote on Tuesday night
  • New Yorkers 21 and older can now legally own up to three ounces of marijuana and grow up to five pounds at home
  • Cuomo estimates the new industry could result in $ 350 million in tax revenue and up to 60,000 new jobs in the state
  • Anyone previously convicted of possession of any amount of marijuana below the new legal limit will automatically be eligible for a new sentence

Combatant Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo signed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in the Empire’s state-building New York the 16th is in the country to legalize sales to adults.

The bill reached Cuomo’s office Tuesday night after the state assembly voted 100-49 to pass the marijuana legalization bill.

Under the bill signed Wednesday by Cuomo, New Yorkers 21 and older can now legally own up to three ounces of marijuana outside the home and purchase cannabis from authorized retailers.

Anyone previously convicted of marijuana possession under the new legal limit will automatically be eligible for a new sentence. The bill will also lead to reduced penalties for possession and sale.

This is a historic day in New York – a day that redresses past injustices by ending harsh prison sentences, embracing an industry that will grow the Empire State’s economy and prioritize marginalized communities so that those who suffered the most be the first to reap the benefits, ‘Cuomo said in a statement.

`` This is a historic day in New York - a day that redeems past injustices by ending harsh prison sentences, embracing an industry that will grow the Empire State's economy, '' said Cuomo

“ This is a historic day in New York – a day that redeems past injustices by ending harsh prison sentences, embracing an industry that will grow the Empire State’s economy, ” said Cuomo

The legislation will also expand the list of medical conditions to qualify for medical marijuana

The legislation will also expand the list of medical conditions to qualify for medical marijuana

The legislation will also expand the list of medical conditions to qualify for medical marijuana

Adults can now legally have up to five pounds of marijuana in their homes and grow up to three adult cannabis plants in their homes, the bill said.

The bill has a strong economic boost – the new industry could result in $ 350 million in tax revenue and up to 60,000 new jobs in the state, the the governor’s office said.

Marijuana has a sales tax of 13%, with 9% of revenue going to the state and 4% to places, the bill said.

The sale of marijuana for recreational use only becomes legal after about 18 months, pending government regulations.

The legislation will also expand the list of medical conditions to qualify for medical marijuana

The sale of marijuana for recreational use will only become legal for an estimated 18 months, pending government regulations.

The sale of marijuana for recreational use only becomes legal after about 18 months, pending government regulations.

The sale of marijuana for recreational use only becomes legal after about 18 months, pending government regulations.

The bill ensures that anyone previously convicted of possessing any amount of marijuana below the new legal limit will automatically qualify for a new sentence

The bill ensures that anyone previously convicted of possessing any amount of marijuana below the new legal limit will automatically qualify for a new sentence

The bill ensures that anyone previously convicted of possessing any amount of marijuana below the new legal limit will automatically qualify for a new sentence

New York City health officials also praise the move.

Speaking at Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s daily press conference on Wednesday, Jay Varma, senior public health adviser at NYC Mayor’s Office, said that while doctors are still learning more about the long-term effects of marijuana use, he is backing a bill promoting the right kind of drugs to support cannabis users without criminal prosecution.

“ We know that many adults use these products safely, they lead highly functional lives, they don’t lead to serious health outcomes, and we need a society that doesn’t criminalize those kinds of actions and that supports people who end up ending up. problems with it, ”he said.

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