She explains that those convicted of a cannabis related crime would automatically have their records expunged, and also have priority access to licensure. 40% of the tax revenue will be reinvested into communities that were also harmed.
As of this writing, there are only 2 licensed dispensaries in the Five boroughs, Smacked and Housing Works. This is despite their being many places where it is available for sale throughout the city. These are being addressed and regulations are being developed to better handle the various situations that do and can exist. There’s an effort put on how marketing will be done so that it doesn’t encourage use among youth. Tremaine emphasizes that we should get familiar with the draft regulation available online.