Cuomo vows New York ‘will legalize adult-use recreational cannabis’ | TheHill – The Hill

New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo vows New York ‘will legalize adult-use recreational cannabis’ Columnist Ross Barkan discusses the slow vaccination process in the state of New York Overnight Health Care: Biden to quickly release nearly all vaccine doses | FDA chief urges states to allow vaccination of lower-priority groups | Biden previews COVID-19 proposal ‘in the trillions of dollars’ MORE (D) vowed on Monday that his state will legalize recreational cannabis as he begins ramping up efforts in the new year to green-light legislation to legalize it. 

“We will legalize adult-use recreational cannabis, joining 15 states that have already done so,” he tweeted on Monday. The move, Cuomo said, will “raise revenue and end the failed prohibition of this product that has left so many communities of color over-policed and over-incarcerated.” 

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Last week, Cuomo, who has made efforts in the past to make recreational marijuana legal in the state, announced a new proposal that aimed to legalize and establish an office that would oversee and regulate cannabis. 

Cuomo’s office said in the announcement that the new body
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