Will New York's New Governor Kathy Hochul Get Legal Cannabis Moving? She Says Yes

New York’s 57th governor, Kathy Hochul — sworn into office this week after embattled Andrew Cuomo resigned — said she is ready to move on the state’s potentially multibillion-dollar legal cannabis program ASAP, reported The New York Post.

The Background: New York’s legal program came into being on March 31, 2021 after years of wrangling and tense negotiations.

At the time, the Marijuana and Taxation Act (MRTA) was roundly praised as among the best in the country in terms of the quantity of cannabis one can buy and possess, home grow, delivery, public consumption and social equity that includes automatic and the reinvestment of up to 40% of weed revenue into communities targeted by the drug war as well as disadvantaged …

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