For a third time, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana in the state.

WGRZ is reporting that the Governor has included it as part of his State of the State agenda.

The proposal calls for the creation of a new Office of Cannabis Management that would oversee recreational use as well as existing medical use.

In a tweet, Cuomo said that the revenue generated from taxes would help ease the burden the state has suffered during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


The Governor's office said that the state could see over  $300 million dollars in tax revenue from the legalization.

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