New Bill For New York
New York has been said to be the "marijuana arrest capital of the world" under mayor Bill de Blasio. Senator Liz Krueger has once again submitted a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the Empire State. With medical marijuana available to New Yorker's and the success of legalized marijuana in Colorado, Krueger is attempting to change the minds of New York prohibitionists. The "Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act" will not only legalize the use, production, and sale of cannabis, but it will also reduce marijuana arrests rather substantially.
The bill was submitted on January 14th and is awaiting a response from New York's Senate Finance Committee. Krueger is hoping that although she has been turned down in the past that the successes of legalized states such as Colorado could sway their thoughts.
'High' hopes (pun intended) for New York as they try to lessen the restrictions of cannabis!