LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Dave Warden, a bud tender at Private Organic Therapy (P.O.T.), a non-profit co-operative medical marijuana dispensary, displays various types of marijuana available to patients on October 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Attorney General Eric Holder announced new guidelines today for federal prosecutors in states where the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is allowed under state law. Federal prosecutors will no longer trump the state with raids on the southern California dispensaries as they had been doing, but Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley recently began a crackdown campaign that will include raids against the facilities. Cooley maintains that virtually all marijuana dispensaries are in violation of the law because they profit from their product. The city of LA has been slow to come to agreement on how to regulate its 800 to 1,000 dispensaries. Californians voted to allow sick people with referrals from doctors to consume cannabis with the passage of state ballot Proposition 215 in 1996 and a total of 14 states now allow the medicinal use of marijuana. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Poslanici Skupštine američke savezne države New York dogovorili su se da legalizuju prodaju kanabisa za rekreativnu upotrebu u toj državi.

Kupovinu kanabisa za rekreativnu upotrebu, a ne samo za medicinsku, dozvolilo je još 14 američkih saveznih država, ali pokušaji New Yorka prethodnih godina da to dopusti nisu bili uspješni.

Demokratska stranka, koja ima dovoljnu većinu u parlamentu New Yorka, odredila je legalizaciju prodaje kanabisa za svoj ovogodišnji prioritet.

Vlasti New Yorka procjenjuju da bi legalizacija donosila godišnje toj saveznoj državi 350 miliona dolara prihoda.

Zakonom će biti legalizovana prodaja kanabisa za rekreativnu upotrebu starijima od 21 godine, a bit će uspostavljen i proces licenciranja za isporuku kupcima proizvoda od kanabisa.

Građani New Yorka će imati pravo da uzgajaju do tri zrele i tri nezrele biljke za ličnu upotrebu.

Ako bude usvojen, zakon će odmah stupiti na snagu, ali će prodaja moći da počne tek za 18 mjeseci do dvije godine.