His amendments break down how the $100 Million in Social Equity funding will be allocated, as well as how to establish delivery services, and what the breakdown of criminal charges will look like. It also outlines how the newly legal industry will deal with the impacts to those disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.
“As we work to reimagine, rebuild, and reopen New York, we’re taking every opportunity to address and correct decades of institutional wrongs to build back better than ever before,” Governor Cuomo said. “We know that you cannot overcome a problem without first admitting there is one. Our comprehensive approach to legalizing and regulating the adult-use cannabis market provides the opportunity to generate much-needed revenue, but it also enables us to directly support the communities most impacted by the war on drugs by creating equity and jobs at every level, in every community in our great state.”
In terms of the Social Equity Fund, the money will go to help revitalize communities most harmed by the war on drugs,