NYC Mayor Wants To ‘Explore’ Putting Marijuana Greenhouses On Rooftops Of Public Housing Buildings

NYC Mayor Wants To ‘Explore’ Putting Marijuana Greenhouses On Rooftops Of Public Housing Buildings
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The mayor of New York City says he’s looking into the idea of authorizing marijuana to be grown in greenhouses on the rooftops of public housing buildings—an ambitious proposal that’s unlikely to sit well with the federal government, which provides funding to support the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA). Mayor Eric Adams (D) discussed his vision for city-sanctioned cannabis gardens on NYCHA properties at a conference event organized by the New York State Association of Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislators (NYSABPRHAL) on Saturday. It’s unclear what prompted the remarks, but WNYC and Gothamist reporter Jon Campbell quoted the mayor as saying that his administration wants to “explore the possibility of having greenhouse space on NYCHA rooftops for” marijuana cultivation as the state prepares to launch its adult-use market. “We want to explore the possibility of having greenhouse space on NYCHA rooftops for” cannabis growing, Mayor Adams says. — Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellNY) April 9, 2022 A deputy press secretary in Adams’s office did not dispute the quote when contacted by Marijuana Moment, but referred questions to NYSABPRHAL and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D), who moderated the panel. Representatives for the association and the majority leader did not immediately respond. Peoples-Stokes championed the state’s legalization legislation that was signed into law last year and recently launched an equity-focused political action committee that will work to support pro-reform candidates. Melissa Moore, director of civil systems reform at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), told Marijuana Moment that it’s worth exploring bold ideas when it comes to cannabis. “This is the moment when we need New York City and other municipalities across the state to be as forward-thinking as possible about how to support the implementation of [the marijuana legalization law], especially the social equity provisions that have made NY’s legalization a national…

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