Marijuana advocates look to incoming Hochul to speed up state’s legal weed rollout

Backers of New York’s successful push to legalize recreational marijuana are pinning their hope on incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul to give the stalled rollout process a shot in the arm.

Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo, implementation of New York’s adult-use program has been stuck in neutral, according to Michael Hiller, an attorney specializing in cannabis law. But Hochul’s stance on the legalization of recreational marijuana suggests she will make it a priority when she takes office. “Lt. Gov. Hochul’s approach to legalization, which appears to be motivated by her desire to raise tax revenue, appears to be more genuine and focused,” Hiller said.

Hochul has come out in support of

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