On March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the “MRTA”) into law, making New York the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana. The MRTA allows adults aged 21 and older to possess, purchase, display, obtain, and transport marijuana in limited quantities. The MRTA takes effect immediately, although the sale of recreational-use marijuana is not expected to become legal for at least another year. The legalization of marijuana will have significant effects on many aspects of society in New York, including in the workplace. Even before the MRTA was signed into law, New… Continue Reading New York State Legalizes Recreational Marijuana: What Employers Need to Know
Jamie Moelis is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's New York office.