Legal cannabis will:
- Produce a safer product by strictly regulating & reducing the reach of a hazardous unregulated illegal market.
- Protect our children by making it more difficult for underage New Yorkers to obtain cannabis.
- Build safer communities by freeing up resources to support public health and safety efforts.
- Provide much-needed revenue for New York’s budget.
- Create as many as 50,000 jobs in floriculture production, manufacturing, distribution, retail and ancillary industries.