New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Friday unveiled a new government website that provides information about the provisions of the state’s new marijuana legalization law, which went into effect under a bill he signed on Wednesday.
The governor’s office has been running victory laps since the bill’s signing, and the website for the new Office of Cannabis Management is the latest example of how the administration is working to show its commitment to effectively implementing the policy change.
“Legalizing cannabis was the first step in this historic endeavor to right the wrongs of the past,” Cuomo said in a press release about the site’s launch. “The Office of Cannabis Management’s website provides critical preliminary information pending the creation of the Cannabis Control Board about the future of this industry as well as resources for individuals and businesses seeking information on the future of cannabis in New York State.”
On the site, people can view the text of the legislation, as well as a fact sheet outlining its various provisions. There are also breakout pages that provide information about specific components of the law: recreational marijuana, medical cannabis, hemp, licensing and local government.