420 with CNW – Four Northeastern Governors Meet to Plan Marijuana Legalization
On Thursday, governors representing Northeastern states met at a marijuana summit where they came up with a marijuana legalization plan which they plan to pursue in the year 2020. The summit was organized by the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, and Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont. In attendance were New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, and Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf as well as representatives from Colorado, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In his opening statements, Cuomo said that forming a legalization plan is essential. He also said that coming up with a marijuana legalization plan is challenging, complicated, controversial, and consequential, which all have to be addressed in the state of New York and the neighboring states. He said that it is consequential because if done wrong, it can cause much harm while all they want is, to do right. The summit is divided into five sessions, which include vaping and related issues, consequences of cannabis on the health of the public, the safety of the people, market regulations, and issues of social justice and marijuana best practices. Cuomo said that while it is a challenge for all of them, they have the desire to do it right for the people of New York and the surrounding states because if done wrong, it would cause much harm to the people and the states. Governor Lamont, during a session last month, said that working together with the other states, such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania, ensures that they are doing it on a standardized, well-regulated basis while ensuring the safety of the public. He added that working together makes them stronger. During the sessions, the governors agreed on an ideal tax system for marijuana, and certain limitations should be imposed on licensing to ensure a fair and competitive market. The tax system is…
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