New York Assembly Hearing Held on Recreational Marijuana

Lawmakers heard testimony from several experts Thursday on the potential of allowing regulated cannabis sales and possession in the state.

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January 12, 2018
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Legislation and regulation News State by State: New York

NEW YORK (NEWS10) – A hearing was held in New York to discuss the possible decriminalization of marijuana.

Lawmakers heard testimony from several experts on Thursday, including the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, on the potential of allowing regulated cannabis sales and possession in New York.

Assembly members looked at studies that showed a disproportionate number of African American and Latino New Yorkers continue to be arrested each year for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

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