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More than 4,000 lawyers are attending the New York State Bar Association’s annual meeting this week in Manhattan.

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Aleece Burgio, co-chairwoman of Committee on Cannabis Law. Photo courtesy of NYSBA Aleece Burgio, co-chairwoman of Committee on Cannabis Law. Photo courtesy of NYSBA

The New York State Bar Association’s house of delegates on Friday will consider a report that recommends legalizing recreational use of marijuana in the state.

The report from the bar’s cannabis law committee proposes that any legislation creating a regulated adult-use market include mandated testing, the creation of an office of cannabis management, a tax structure and “opt out” language allowing municipalities to ban marijuana operations.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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