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NY State wants to hear from you about leaglizing marijuana

Sep 24, 2018

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New York state is hosting three public listening sessions this week in New York City to gather input on proposals to legalize recreational marijuana.

The meetings are scheduled for Monday in Queens, Tuesday in Brooklyn and Wednesday on Staten Island. Several listening sessions have already been held upstate, and one will be coming to Rochester on October 4 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Doors will open at 5:30 and the session will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged by using this link. There are also sessions scheduled for Buffalo and Syracuse.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers are expected to take up proposals to legalize and regulate marijuana next year. State officials say the listening sessions will help guide them as they work out the details of the legislation.