Assure an equitable Marijuana Reform Law in New York State

Assure an equitable Marijuana Reform Law in New York State

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We Rise to Legalize NY started this petition to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and

We are calling on NYS elected leaders Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, and Assembly  Speaker Carl Heastie to set five priorities in the 2020-2021 Legislative Session to assure more equitable Marijuana Reform Law in New York State:

1. MEDICAL EXPANSION. Increase the number of vertical medical marijuana licenses from 10 to 15 to assure industry diversity and all communities in NYS receive adequate care. Medical licensees should be able to apply for recreational licenses, provided they pay fees into community reinvestment funds established for reparative justice.

2. MARIJUANA COMMUNITY COUNCIL. Organize a statewide marijuana council that serves as a community policy making body composed of various stakeholders to include business, faith, academic, labor, and activist leaders to develop marijuana policy congruent with community needs.

3. TRUTH COMMISSION. Order a statewide commission to research and report an accurate historical account of New York’s failed WarOnDrugs and offer recommendations to repair those vulnerable groups and communities.

4. MARIJUANA IMPACT FUND. Create a state fund derived from Marijuana sales tax, licensing fees and other revenue to serve as a reparative justice measure to fund Social Equity Programs. The Marijuana Community Council and others should make recommendations as to various causes to be funded. The State of New York should also match contributions.

5. MARIJUANA RESEARCH/OVERSIGHT. Develop a research and oversight commission tasked with continuing research on the impact Marijuana legalization has on the lives of New Yorkers. This commission would also monitor the impact of media, marketing and advertising directed at persons that consume Marijuana.

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