Albany, New York
It took almost a decade since it was first proposed, three years of Governor Cuomo blowing it off, and 50 years since Governor Rockefeller gleefully criminalized it, but in the 3rd decade of the 21st Century, New York has finally ended the prohibition on Marijuana, making it legal to smoke, grow and sell.
This way overdue decision is going to ignite this state’s economy with tons of businesses and jobs. Since the law was ratified, stocks on marijuana and smoking and toking accessories are literally reaching new highs. It might take a while, but soon we all will have the divine right to buy it in a dispensary, a chain pharmacy and finally at the corner bodega without worrying if the po po is rolling around the corner. It’s going to be so sweet to buy a dime bag of sativa instead of that ajax tainted K-2 shit those stores have been selling for the last 5 years.
It took awhile for Mario’s son Governor Cuomo to finally come to his senses and also follow the science, considering the well-documented medicinal benefits of the wacky tobaccky, notably for treating glaucoma and even PTSD and cultural benefits being responsible for the best music that’s been created in the last 70 years. It’s also irresistible to point out how Cuomo decided to vote for legalization when he pointed out how the justice system unfairly treated Black and Latino people who got charged and served time for minor possessions and how his expedient empathy for being hounded by the cops and the feds correlates precisely with two federal investigations against him for his executive decisions lead to over 15,000 fatalities in nursing homes and his abominable abuse of power over his female staffers in multiple sexual harassment cases.
No matter, in a year’s time, there will be no need for a road trip to northern Mass. or a PATH ride to Jersey. Kind buds will be sprouting and flowing without restriction from Niagra Falls to the New York Island. A critical mass of tokers finally liberated, feeling the effects of the high til infinity.
Smoke em if you got ’em, and when you get ’em.