Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on the Legalization of Marijuana

FOR RELEASE: March 18, 2019



CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell



The question of whether New York should legalize recreational marijuana needs careful examination and discussion on its merits.

Our state leaders should have time to weigh the social, legal and public health implications of such a significant shift in law and policy, which inevitably will stretch into our schools.

Considering marijuana legalization in the context of state budget negotiations in the two weeks remaining before the start of the state fiscal year would limit the opportunity to consider the full spectrum of questions surrounding the issue.



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