The adult-use legislation they championed, and sent to Gov. Tim Walz this week, creates a cannabis program unique to the state.
Lawmakers held the first hearing on a bill that has a solid shot at passage. New York’s approach to cannabis equity came up during the hearing, which often focused on local control and youth use.
Some Republicans may not have fully realized what they passed, but sales began July 1 of THC products to anyone 21 or older. Now what?
The bill is expected to stall in the Republican-controlled Senate, as the legislative session nears its end.
The bill would tax and regulate cannabis sales for adults, and would also allow home grows.