Considering Cannabis Legalization in New York

Mark Kleiman spoke recently with Lauren Cook of AM New York about the prospective transition from medical to recreational cannabis legalization in the state:

If the state does legalize adult use, NYU professor of public policy Mark Kleiman, 66, said he would like to see a model that is different from the way alcohol or cigarettes are sold, since those industries, he said, exploit consumers who continually buy their products.

“It’s a very bad idea to set up a commercial industry in an abusable commodity,” he said. “I would like to see nonprofits in the business; I would like to see state stores, lots of co-ops.”

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