New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has released the full text of amendments to his marijuana legalization plan that he hopes will resolve disagreements with legislative leaders over his original proposal. The main changes would allow cannabis delivery services, specify how social equity grant funding is distributed, and lower the proposed penalty for selling marijuana to people under 21, all of which were previewed earlier last week. The governor’s revised proposal also includes “technical changes such as modify the adult-use cannabis retail dispenser definition, require returns to be filed electronically, establish the ability to revoke a registration for possession of illicit cannabis and exempt cannabis sold to a person with a research cannabis license from sales and excise taxes,” a summary states. It also, to the dismay of advocates, includes an expanded definition of what a “drug” is under state law.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 02/22/2021 08:18:00