Queens lawmakers celebrate as New York legalizes recreational marijuana, expunges pot convictions

Calling it a historic day, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing recreational use of marijuana for adults across the state.

The Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act (MRTA) will establish a new office for the regulation of cannabis and decriminalize the use of marijuana while enacting a program to reinvest millions of dollars in minority communities that were most affected during the war on drugs.

More from Around New York