Both chambers voted to decriminalize marijuana, legalize medical cannabis, and study a regulatory framework for adult-use
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!
Sixty-eight percent of English- and Spanish-speaking US Latinos now say they support marijuana legalization.
The legislation establishes rules and regulations governing a commercial cannabis industry in the state.
Senate-backed legislation to regulate retail sales of marijuana to adults continues to advance in Vermont.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has included a plan to “regulate, restrict, and control” the responsible adult use of cannabis in New York, known as the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act
Under the new law, those age 18 or older may possess up to 50 grams of cannabis and cultivate up to four plants per household without penalty.
“At a time when nearly 70 percent of all Americans want to end our failed federal policy of blanket cannabis criminalization, it is unfortunate to see so many participants at this hearing advocating largely for business as usual,” NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said.
A proposed measure legalizing and regulating the adult use and retail sale of marijuana in South Dakota has qualified for the 2020 ballot.