56 Percent of New Yorkers Support Andrew Cuomo's Legalization Plans

Last month New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his plans to legalize recreational marijuana as part of his 2019 budget proposal. And it appears Cuomo's constituents approve of his plan.

A new poll found that 56 percent of New Yorkers approve of legalizing recreational marijuana, and only 41 percent oppose the effort. Interestingly enough, legalization had about equal support among people living in New York City as people living in upstate New York, with 58 percent and 57 percent of voters supporting the issue respectively. It was only in New York City suburbs that support for marijuana legalization declined, with only 51 percent supporting Cuomo's plan and 43 percent opposing it.

Cuomo's plan will include an option for cities and towns to opt-out of recreational marijuana sales, a staple of most legalization efforts so far. So perhaps that's helping drive support in areas that tend to be more conservative.

With the news of this poll, it's unlikely Cuomo's plan to legalize recreational marijuana will receive much resistance in the near future. That likely means New York will be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana.

(h/t Democrat and Chronicle)


At the third annual Hall of Flowers (HOF), a business-to-business cannabis industry trade show, concentrate company Pluto soft-launched its first (and limited) edition vaporizer, the Hani Stone, in collaboration with the design and tech driven hardware company, Hanu Labs. Pluto emerges from the same minds who launched the mental health and wellness-oriented CBD brand Hilani. But Pluto aspires to move beyond the terrestrial realm of wellness, and transport consumers to a world unhindered by time constraints and abounding in a diversity of characters peacefully coexisting.

Can we see some ID please?

You must be 19 years of age or older to enter.