Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act – MRTA

Senate: S854
Assembly: A1248

This bill relates to the legalization of adult-use recreational cannabis.

The LGBTQI community, especially those identifying as BIPOC, have been historically over policed, often through the discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws. This has resulted in a large number of LGBTQI New Yorkers with arrests and convictions that limit their ability to get a job, attend college, or receive social support. This new framework will decrease the amount of arrests and convictions for LGBTQI New Yorkers and establish an important foundation to address the harm caused by the war on drugs.