New York State is set to legalize and regulate cannabis for adult-use, and improve our existing medical marijuana and hemp programs by April 1st with the 2020-2021 NYS Budget. But our work isn’t over yet and we need to fight for SMART legalization now more than ever!
Rochester-based organizations and community groups today released a new report that comprehensively outlines continued racial disparities in marijuana enforcement in the City of Rochester and Monroe County.
Legalization is still possible this year, but only if we continue to put the pressure on our elected officials to get it done.
The New York State Association of Police made a statement opposing legalization of cannabis for adult-use in New York, in response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement that he plans to pass legislation April 1st, with the budget, that will legalize cannabis for adult-use in New York. The New York State Association of Police said traffic safety is a major concern, citing an increase in vehicle-related fatalities by 62 percent in Colorado the first year cannabis was legalized in the state.
Roc NORML is the Rochester chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and we want to make sure the public is aware that statement is simply not true.
As New York state navigates and drafts legislation for an adult use legalization market, it’s important to consider what other states have done right, and more importantly, where they have fallen short.
New York State plans to legalize cannabis for adult use with the 2019 Budget in April. The State Department of Health, in partnership with NYU, want to know your (anonymous) answers to these suvey questions, and more!
The work group drafting the legislation is taking public comments on this initiative until the end of October. Submit your comments with Roc NORML today!