What the Deal to Legalize Marijuana Means for New Yorkers

On Thursday, state officials finalized a deal to legalize the drug for adults 21 and older, paving the way for a potential $4.2 billion industry that could create tens of thousands of jobs and make New York one of the nation’s largest marijuana markets.

Still, even if the bill is approved, the first legal sales would not be likely to begin for more than a year while officials determine how the heavily regulated industry will operate.

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  1. This is all about tax revenue. Do not listen to the nonsense that it will keep minorities out of incarceration.

    In fact, allowing this drug legalization will keep the leading users of pot (black teenagers) drug addled and more unable to be employable. Who really wants to hire a pot-smelling person? It stinkifies your clothes and skin pores. But go ahead and continue to stupidity yourselves in the name of govt-sponsored freedom. Ugh.

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