Legalized Marijuana

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is amending his proposal to legalize marijuana for adult, recreational use in New York to allow delivery of cannabis products, reduce criminal penalties for illegal sales, and outline how a portion of tax revenue from the industry would be spent.

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has proposed a $46 billion two-year state budget. It is balanced by relying on aid from the federal government and dipping into the state’s rainy day fund.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will propose expanding sports gambling and legalizing marijuana in his state budget proposal, as a way to help close a $15 billion budget deficit.

Jim Mone / AP

New York is moving closer to legalizing marijuana for adult, recreational use. State lawmakers think they might be able to strike a deal on the issue in 2021 but questions still remain on what exactly that will look like.

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Advocates — both encouraged by federal movement to decriminalize marijuana and states opting into the regulated market — say the possibility of Connecticut legalizing recreational marijuana in 2021 could be the economic driver the state has been looking for.