N.Y. State Senator Proposes Bill To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

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It looks like New York is getting a new resident named Mary Jane. New York Senator Liz Krueger has proposed a bill to legalize recreational use of marijuana and aims to pass the legislation in 2015, the Wall Street Journal reports. During a campaign rally for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Krueger said, “I will push for taxation and regulation of marijuana. I continue to work with experts around the country and to evaluate laws and regulations being put into place now.” New York state has already legalized medical marijuana usage, so Krueger believes this bill will place NY in a good position in terms of tax and regulation stating, “I think my legislative proposal fits in very nicely with what the state has already committed to move forward with.”