New York State Senator Liz Krueger filed legislation this week to legalize recreational cannabis. The proposal is co-sponsored by Senators Martin Dilan, Gustavo Rivera, Brad Hoylman and Velmanette Montgomery.

Under the proposed law – Senate Bill 1747 (The Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act) – the possession and private cultivation of cannabis would be legal for those 21 and older. State-licensed cannabis retail outlets would also be allowed, and cannabis possession would be decriminalized – though they wouldn’t be able to purchase it – for those 18 to 21.

Those 21 and older would be authorized to possess and purchase up to two ounces of cannabis, and would be able to legally cultivate up to six plants.

Senate Bill 1747 has been assigned to the Senate Finance Committee.


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