Recreational Marijuana Brings Tri-State Area Politicians Together

While most political topics show a distinct separation down party lines, the legalization of recreational marijuana might bring New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut together.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont today to discuss how to coordinate and structure recreational marijuana use to prevent customers from shopping across state borders looking for better prices and potency.

Cuomo said he'd like to see the Tri-State area officials agree on a legal age for purchasing the drug and what the tax rate should be.

According to Danbury, CT. Mayor Mark Boughton said, "If we're going to do this, and my mind is still mixed emotions about legalizing marijuana, but if we're going to do this, let's do it right. Make sure everybody is doing it in the same manner, so people can't poach customers from other states and everybody realizes the same amount of tax revenue."

Top officials from all three states are scheduled to meet in October.

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