Due to the advocacy of people like you, Governor Cuomo amended his marijuana legalization plan to reduce some of the ramped-up criminal penalties for marijuana offenses and allow marijuana delivery services.
While this is the first time he’s notably shifted his position on this issue, his bill still falls short in too many ways. It does not fully address decades of racist marijuana criminalization and enforcement that disproportionately harmed Black and Latinx communities.
Instead, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) remains the gold standard for legalizing marijuana the right way in New York. Tell your lawmakers to support and pass the MRTA to legalize marijuana centered in racial and economic justice.