The New York Department of Health Just Backed Marijuana Legalization

The recommendation comes in a big report to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The New York Department of Health last week backed legalizing marijuana for recreational use in a report to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, who in the past opposed the policy change but now appears to be moving closer to supporting it.

The 75-page report ultimately concluded that the pros outweigh the cons for legalization. “Numerous [New York state] agencies and subject matter experts in the fields of public health, mental health, substance use, public safety, transportation, and economics worked in developing this assessment,” the report said. “No insurmountable obstacles to regulation of marijuana were raised.”

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