“We’ve attempted to take all of the negotiated agreements that took place during budget negotiations and expand our bill,” said Krueger. The bill includes the establishment of a single government unit to manage and regulate all cannabis-related products, including hemp and CBD products, which are ubiquitous but are unregulated. “A certain percentage of it will go towards communities that have been negatively impacted by mass incarceration,” Peoples-Stokes said. Additionally, the bill would seal the criminal records of citizens convicted of misdemeanor marijuana related charges. She also wants Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, who unconvincingly says he backs legalized marijuana to help convince ambivalent Senators.
Source: Forbes May 15, 2019 11:01 UTC