ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This week on Empire State Weekly, we’re checking in on the rollout of recreational marijuana in New York. Seeds are in the ground, licenses are being issued, and regulations are being worked on all in an effort to get product on shelves.
Ryan Peterson is joined by Tremaine Wright, chair of the Cannabis Control Board, to discuss the timeline of the program’s development. According to Wright, if everything keeps moving at this pace, New Yorkers can expect to see retail sales start by the end of the year.
Also this week, we’re reviewing some new resources and funding from the state with regard to mental health. Millions of dollars are being made available to fund family opportunity centers and build new intensive crisis stabilization centers across the state. Glenn Liebman, CEO of the Mental Health Association of New York State, joins Ryan Peterson to talk about the impact these facilities will have on the state.
To hear these interviews, here is a list of how you can watch Empire State Weekly in your area of New York: