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New York Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana Use

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill for recreational use by adults 21 and older.

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The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed the law on Wednesday that authorizes the recreational use of marijuana for adults over 21 years of age, according to CNBC.

The Empire State now becomes the 15th to officially legalize marijuana. New Yorkers who are 21 and older will be able to legally buy cannabis, carry up to 85 grams, and grow up to 6 plants at home.

Cuomo's office said in a statement that New York is expected to collect about $350 million in taxes a year for the legal consumption of the plant, as well as the generation of between 30,000 and 60,000 jobs.