The New York Department of Health is recommending the legalization of recreational marijuana.
A report released Friday concludes that the positive effects of a regulated marijuana market in New York outweigh the potential negative impacts.
The report was ordered by Governor Cuomo to evaluate the health, public safety and economic impact of legalizing marijuana.
The economic impact would be considerable; the authors believe New York would become one of the largest marijuana markets in the US.
The report also concludes that a regulated marijuana program would protect consumers by allowing the state to provide quality control.
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