New York joins New Jersey in quest to get cannabis industry up and running

Head of NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission says there will be plenty of cannabis and plenty of consumers for both states

It took New Jersey years to become the first in the tri-state region to legalize recreational marijuana and it looks like it may already be losing its head start. This week New York’s governor and Legislature finalized a deal to make the drug legal for adults. Pennsylvania appears not far behind. Some industry insiders say the long-fought political battles over the issue in the Garden State cost it dearly in opening its market.

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