High time or no time: Marijuana legalization faces make-or-break moment in New York

It’s now or never for legalizing recreational marijuana use in New York state, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

With New York staring at a massive budget hole blown open by the COVID-19 pandemic, legalizing marijuana could light up economic activity the Empire State to the tune of $3.5 billion, with 60,000 new jobs created and a new annual tax revenue stream of $350 million once fully implemented, according to the Governor’s office.

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