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New York appoints "Cannabis Czar"

State enhances medical marijuana program
Posted at 12:32 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 12:32:44-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW)  — New York has a new "Cannabis Czar"

Governor Andrew Cuomo has tapped Norman Birenbaum as the state's "Director for Cannabis Programs.

Birenbaum previously worked in a similar position in Rhode Island, overseeing that state's medical marijuana program.

He was also the chief architect of a push by Rhode Island's governor to legalize recreational marijuana.

Legalizing recreational marijuana will be a huge topic when the legislature reconvenes in January.