New York Approves First Licenses To Sell Legal Marijuana

New York has approved the first licenses to sell recreational marijuana, however, of more than 900 applications the state received only 36 were approved. NBC News’ Zinhle Essamuah reports on how the issue is currently tied up in the courts due to a federal judge stopping license approval in certain parts of New York. 

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  1. When will the federal government wake up and see the the people have spoken we wont legal weed how many more states need to legalize it before they step up and give the people what they wont

  2. We have pot shops already in upstate NY on the Indian reservation for the last 2 years.

  3. Way to many companies way to much weed way to much taxes the prices of weed plummeted in California you guys are all zapping this thing to the ground

  4. What a stupid way to go about it. Just let people grow it themselves so long as they don't sell what they grow outside of Co-ops.

    Now, they'll act like the license is something special, give it to people without any consideration for merit, and tax them into bankruptcy, just like in California.

    Consumers will be totally f'd over too because the prices will be absurd forcing them onto the black market anyway.

    Great job doing nothing politicians.

  5. They will only stop if only the crime become high and homeless is on the street.

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  7. Dont stress about it. Im sure the officials will mellow out in a few weeks.

  8. Something don't sit right with me on this one…..


  10. Those are all those corrupts evils demont rats Demócrats mounsters 👹👿 Selling la marihuana junto con Joe Talibán abajo con la marihuana llevenselos presos,a todos los demonios Demócratas corruptos, comunistas, ladrones Y criminales, Que no conocen nada de vergüenza, Ni tampoco tienen temor de Dios,Esa New York City es la ciudad de Sodoma y Gomorra,mueranse comiendo la marihuana, como los demonios ratas, corruptos, ladrones.

  11. Man why can't the state of Texas have smarter people's to just legalize marijuana

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  13. Everyone in this country is habitually high and/drunk. No wonder the present and future of this country are grim.

  14. This will definitely cut down on crime and lead to black communities becoming whole again! Great job New York!

  15. Taxes on pot dogs, don’t jump to conclusions…..

  16. wait til they put 28% tax on the sale then people will think twice .