New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) would like for his idea to put cannabis cultivation on the rooftops of public housing buildings in The Big Apple to come to life.
At a conference organized by the New York State Association of Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislators, Adams revealed that his administration wanted to “explore the possibility of having greenhouse space on NYCHA rooftops for” marijuana cultivation as the state prepares to launch its adult-use market.
However, the federal government is not particularly delighted with the mayor’s innovative plan.
New York City Public Housing Authority (NYCHA), which provides affordable rentals to people with low and moderate incomes. Some 600,000 people, roughly one in fifteen New Yorkers, live in NYCHA buildings.
Since its founding in 1934, NYCHA has received federal funding. Moreover, NYCHA’s 177,000 apartments within 335 housing developments in NYC are currently in need of an estimated $40 billion in repairs.
With the federal government still strictly prohibiting marijuana –viewing it …