NY State Marijuana Hearings This Fall

NY State Marijuana Hearings This Fall NY’s Legislature has announced four NY State marijuana hearings this Fall.  I will attend them and report back anything of interest.  This is a great sign that legalization is on the fast track to becoming a reality.  The Governor has strongly signaled his support by releasing the study that concluded it wasn’t a case of if but when and how to do the legalization.  Now the legislature is dipping their foot in the water too. The NY State marijuana hearings will cover topics including economic regulations, criminal justice policy, public health concerns and diversity in the marijuana industry. Hearing Topics Dates have not yet been set for the NY State marijuana hearings.  The announcement on the hearings was made by: Assembly Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol (considers issues and legislation regarding the State’s criminal and civil justice system); Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried (issues of public health); Governmental Operations Committee Chair Crystal Peoples-Stokes (The issue areas of the Committee include: governmental reform, human rights, rights of individuals with disabilities, Minority and Women owned Businesses) and; Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Chair Linda B. Rosenthal (develops and considers legislation impacting programs that provide prevention, treatment, and recovery…