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  • Writer's pictureC. Aigner Ellis

NYC Mayor Tells Cannabis Users To "Light Up and Enjoy"

The big apple is going green.

When New York City's mayor was recently elected many wondered how his promise to restore law and order as well as to clean up the street would coincide with his stance on recreational candidates.

A few weeks ago we received an answer when he encouraged the big apple's cannabis enthusiast to light up and enjoy.

“Enjoy yourself, light up, but most importantly—spend some money,” the mayor said.

Adams delivered the pro-cannabis statement during remarks at the Cannabis World Congress and Business event.

Of course, it's all about the money as the state plans to reap more than $1.25 billion in new revenue from legal marijuana sales during the next six years, according to Governor Kathy Hochul's fiscal 2023 spending plan.

Making Progress Towards Equity and Drug Conviction Reform

According to the governor and others, officials are making significant strides towards advancing equity in cannabis. Even the mayor made mention of the unlicensed operators throughout the city.

“We need to incentivize those who have their illegal trucks or have the trucks going on to show them that this is a better pathway. The goal is to not leave people behind.”

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