Weigh-in on recreational marijuana use

Posted at 7:50 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 07:52:49-05

The New York State Assembly is hosting a public hearing Monday to seek public input on proposals to legalize, regulate and tax adult use of recreational marijuana in New York State.

The hearing will look at the potential impact of enacting and implementing legislation (A.3506-C), which would authorize, regulate and tax adult use of marijuana in the state. The legislation is sponsored by Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo).

The hearing will have representatives from the Assembly Codes Committee, Health Committee, and Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee. Those committees will look at the New York State's Department of Health's recent report on the impacts of a regulated marijuana market in New York which stated the benefits of a legal, regulated recreational marijuana program outweigh the negatives.

The public hearing will take place Monday, November 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Buffalo City Hall.

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