Cuomo Releases Changes To NY Pot Legalization Plan

Law360 (February 22, 2021, 8:42 PM EST) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released the amendments to his plan to legalize adult-use cannabis to allow for home delivery, reduce certain criminal penalties for unlawful sales and clarify how funds meant to repair damage wrought by the drug war would be distributed.

The changes were announced last week, partly in response to cannabis law reformers who said the Democratic governor's initial legalization proposal did not do enough to address social equity. However, the actual changes to legislative language were not made public until late Friday.

Even after the changes to the proposed budget were revealed, advocates said Cuomo's proposal...

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