New York Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization In State Of The State Address

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday again discussed the need to legalize marijuana in 2021.

During a State of the State address, the governor said enacting the reform will help fill a significant budget deficit and promote restorative justice. The stepped up push comes days after he unveiled initial details of his administration’s latest legalization proposal.

“We will legalize adult-use recreational cannabis, joining 15 other states who’ve already done so,” Cuomo said in the speech. “This will raise revenue and will end the over-criminalization of this product that has left so many communities of color over-policed and over-incarcerated.”

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