The move paves the way for a potential $4.2 billion industry, with millions of dollars in sales tax revenue reinvested in minority communities each year.
New York State officials finalized a deal on Thursday to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, paving the way for a potential $4.2 billion industry that could create tens of thousands of jobs and become one of the largest markets in the country.
MONOGRAM AIMS TO FLIP THE NARRATIVE ON CANNABIS—AN INDUSTRY THAT HAS CRIMINALIZED SO MANY BLACK MEN. States around the country — currently 36 in total — have legalized the use of marijuana. […]