NY health regulators want to legalize recreational marijuana

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The state Health Department issued a report today recommending New York legalize the sale of recreational marijuana.

“The positive effects of a regulated marijuana market in New York state outweigh the potential negative impacts,” says the report which was submitted to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

New York legalized medical marijuana two years ago.

New York is bordered by states — Massachusetts, Vermont and New Jersey — that have legalized recreational marijuana or are considering doing so. The state also shares a border with Canada which will legalize marijuana for pleasure in October.

The report says if New York does not

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