N.Y.’s first marijuana sales licenses will go to people with pot convictions

A LEGAL SUBSTANCE: Dried hemp plants are sorted and trimmed at Hepworth Farms in Milton, N.Y. New York’s first 100 to 200 retail cannabis licenses will be solely for people with marijuana-related convictions or their immediate family. / AP FILE PHOTO/SETH WENIG
A LEGAL SUBSTANCE: Dried hemp plants are sorted and trimmed at Hepworth Farms in Milton, N.Y. New York’s first 100 to 200 retail cannabis licenses will be solely for people with marijuana-related convictions or their immediate family. / AP FILE PHOTO/SETH WENIG
ALBANY, N.Y. – The first licenses to sell recreational marijuana in New York will go to people who were casualties of the war on drugs. People with marijuana-related convictions will get dibs on the first 100 to 200 retail cannabis licenses awarded by the state in an effort to redress the inequities of a justice…

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