New York’s Gov. Cuomo legalizes adult-use of cannabis.

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If marijuana is legal in the Big Apple, does this push a federal decriminalization?

New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation legalizing the recreational and medicinal adult-use of cannabis. Now, adults aged 21 and older are allowed to possess up to 3 ounces (85 g) of cannabis or 0.85 ounces (24 g) of concentrated cannabis.

While much of the regulation around cannabis is still rolling out, what is legal right now is that adults can cultivate up to six plants. With the newly signed bill, the state created the Office of Cannabis Management, which will operate as a division of the New York State Liquor Authority.

Contributors Dr. Sherice Nelson and Dame Crawford speak on the legal and political implications of the bill.

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