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.”