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Legislative hearing considers legalizing marijuana

State Assemb. Joseph Lentol (D-Brooklyn) discusses reasons for changing New York's marijuana laws during a hearing Tuesday in Manhattan on how marijuana could be legalized, regulated and taxed. (Credit: Newsday / Matthew Chayes)


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