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New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Expunges Former Pot Conviction

Legislation was signed in New York state that legalizes marijuana for adults and expunges the criminal records of people previously convicted of crimes that would be legal under the new law. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the historic move is one that “rights the wrongs of the past by putting an end to harsh prison sentences, embraces an industry that will grow the Empire State’s economy.” It is estimated that the legislation could create up to 60,000 jobs and generate $350 million in annual tax revenue for the state. New Yorkers will be permitted to possess 3 ounces of marijuana and grow up to three mature pot plants at home, with a limit of six per household.

 

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