NEW YORK – May, 25, 2018
The legalization in New York is getting lit with support from elected officials, and one state senator believes very soon it could become reality.
Several versions of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act sponsored by state Sen. Liz Krueger have circulated in the Senate since 2013, but never got any sizable attention. This question will be discuss at a Cannabis Law Summit in midtown on Thursday.
“As I knew we would see, the world did not end with legalization state by state,” Sen. Liz Krueger said at the panel discussion, “It’s been not in a rush for five years, and it feels like we are getting really close.”
The focus of the panel and legalization is the continued criminalization of low-income communities. In addition prior drug convictions have an individual’s chance of future employment, a spot in public housing units and educational opportunities.
So Massachusetts plans to start sales this fall. Other states still debate legalization. On Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he would order the police stopped making marijuana-related arrests, and issue violators summonses instead.
We'll say more, on May 15, Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. said that he won't longer prosecute marijuana possession and smoking cases, with limited exceptions that might pose a threat to public safety beginning in August.
As say American lawyers there are financial benefits to the state as well, such as tax benefits. Legalizing marijuana will bring to the state income in the amount of $1.3 billion annually at the state and city levels.
But American scientists spoke strongly about this idea. A study by the American College of Pediatricians shows that marijuana can have adverse effects on the youth. It could be increas consumption amongst youth and a decreased perception of harm.
In response to this Sen. Liz Krueger said that cannabis is less dangerous to health than the same alcohol.
"And we’re not running around ruining people’s lives and locking them up for alcohol,” Krueger said. “So I just don’t know why we do it for cannabis.”
Author: Usa Really