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New York is the 15th State to Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

A s of March 28, 2021 , Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced an agreement on cannabis  legislation (S.854-A/A.1248-A).  This legislation will legalize adult-use cannabis. This is Gov.  Cuomo second time  signing legislation for cannabis. He  signed legislation legalizing the drug for medical purposes in 2014. However that bill excluded all flower from the consumer experience, medical patient only had access to liquid form of cannabis .  Yet with-the rise of cannabis approval among the United States its was pretty hard for New York, home of 50 million people, not to legalizes cannabis. A ccording to the United Nations,  158.8 million people around the world use marijuana—more than 3.8% of the planet’s population. And with New York's sister state, New Jersey has legalize the plant, the pressure was own for decriminalization of the plant and a cannabis reform.   Fast forward 7 years later  New York  i