New report suggests revenue from legal weed sales could help improve US transit

Ten US states, plus Washington, DC, have now legalized recreational marijuana, and initiatives are under consideration in several others. As more places move toward making cannabis a government-regulated industry, one big question has surfaced: Where will the tax revenue from legal weed go? One possible answer: toward transportation.

A new report by NYU professor Mitchell L. Moss suggests that New York legalize weed for this exact reason — Moss says profits from cannabis sales could be used to fix New York City’s public transit system, something subway officials say will cost $40 billion.

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