New York Inches Closer to Passing Adult Use Marijuana Law, Rockland Sheriff Says It Shouldn’t Happen

New York is on the cusp of legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use. State lawmakers reached a deal Saturday and it’s expected to be voted on and signed into law any day now. It would expand the state’s existing medical marijuana program and set up a licensing and taxation system for recreational sales. Of the 13% marijuana sales tax proposed, 9% would go to the state, 3% to the municipality where the sale is made, and 1% to the county. Rockland sheriff Lou Falco has many reservations about the concept and is firmly against it…

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration estimates legalization could eventually bring the state about $350 million annually and create 30,000 to 60,000 jobs. Individual New Yorkers could grow a limited number of plants for personal consumption, and local governments could opt out of retail sales.

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