The authorities of the US state of New York intend to officially legalize marijuana. In a sense, the pandemic pushed them to this decision.
The fact is that in this way the authorities will be able to partially compensate for the losses suffered by the state's economy due to the coronavirus. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this during a speech in Albany (New York) with a speech on the economic situation in the state.
– The governor seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, – said the New York Post.
If approved, his initials, the state treasury will receive about $ 300 million annually.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that the budget department of the state of New York predicted serious changes due to the pandemic, including the specialists of the department warned that the state treasury will receive less than 13.3 billion dollars in 2021.