County Executive Ryan Statement in Anticipation of the Passage of the Legalization of Marijuana in NYS

“The legalization of adult-use marijuana in New York State represents a tremendous economic opportunity for Ulster County that fits within our Ulster 2040 strategy to establish a more ‘People-Centered Economy’ by boosting our agriculture community, generating good paying jobs in an emerging market, and creating additional revenues to support all of our county’s critical programs in addition to helping those disproportionately negatively impacted by marijuana laws. In the coming weeks, Ulster County will be working with our agricultural, businesses communities, law enforcement and localities to ensure an equitable and safe implementation.”