Get high on this: New York government would hit the jackpot if the state legalizes marijuana, according to a report released Tuesday by Comptroller Scott Stringer.
The analysis said the state could generate $436 million annually and New York City $336 million by taxing the sale of marijuana in what would be a $3 billion market.
Stringer said the money generated could be used to aid communities ”most damaged by decades of criminalizing marijuana usage and possession.”
“This is not just about dollars — it’s about justice. Not only is marijuana an untapped revenue source for the City and the State, but the