The state joins just four other states in legalizing marijuana via legislation.
Governor Northam and the legislature agreed to legalize possession and growing plants on July 1, 2021, with commercial sales coming Jan. 1, 2024.
New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana, effective immediately, as Governor Cuomo signed legislation the same day it hit his desk. The law also adjusts the medical marijuana law, allowing for a 60-day supply and adding more qualifying conditions.
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