New York Lawmakers Prefile Eight Marijuana Bills For 2021 As State Pursues Legalization

New York lawmakers are speeding ahead with plans to reform the state’s marijuana laws in 2021, prefiling eight bills so far to be considered in upcoming session.

And while these new measures each deal with reforming the state’s current medical cannabis program, they come amid a strong push from the governor and legislators to legalize marijuana for adult use next year.

As negotiations continue on that broader reform, seven cannabis bills have been preemptively introduced in the Assembly and one in the Senate. They touch on a wide range of topics—from tenants’ rights for medical cannabis patients to health insurance coverage for marijuana products.

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