Albany to Host First Recreational Marijuana Listening Session

A day after saying the benefits outweigh the risks of recreational marijuana, Governor Cuomo announced plans for a series of "listening sessions" on a regulated program.

The first in a series of 15 such sessions will be held at the Albany Capital Center on Wednesday, September 5th with a second meeting the following day at SUNY Adirondack in Glens Falls.  

The Governor's office says the idea is to gather input from community members as a state work group prepares to draft legislation to create a regulated program for recreational pot.  

A Health Department report on the impact of legalizing marijuana was released in July which concluded that the potential positive impacts were greater than the negatives.

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