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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on June 12, 2020 in New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the "Say Their Name" reform legislation, an agenda that calls for better policing standards in New York State in the wake of recent protests and in response to George Floyd's death. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

You can now get recreational weed in New York!

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Wednesday afternoon allowing recreational marijuana use by adults 21 and older after the state Senate and Assembly voted to approve the legislation.

The bill will make cannabis legal and generate revenue with a 13% sales tax. It’s expected to bring in more than $350 million a year for the state and create up to 60,000 new jobs.

Additionally, all marijuana convictions for possession of what will now be the legal limit will be expunged.

“This is a historic day in New York — one that rights the wrongs of the past by putting an end to harsh prison sentences, embraces an industry that will grow the Empire State’s economy, and prioritizes marginalized communities so those that have suffered the most will be the first to reap the benefits,” Cuomo said in a statement.

New York will become the 15th U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana.

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