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The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Home of Broadway. No matter what way you know it, New York City is one of the most iconic cities in the world. With endless things to do, there really is something for everyone in the city. When visiting New York City, we love to start with the amazing museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Guggenheim Museum. If you’re looking for some time outdoors, Central Park has seemingly endless trails to explore and sites to see. Times Square also can’t be missed and Grand Central Station is a sight to behold in rush hour. We could go on and on with things to do - check out our New York City Travel Guide for more suggestions!

Luckily for those wishing to toke up in New York, the state recently legalized cannabis for adult use! On March 31st, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed legislation to finally legalize recreational cannabis. While cannabis is now legal to possess for adults over 21, the recreational market remains to be put in place and is expected to be up and running by early 2023 at the latest. New York first legalized medical marijuana in 2014. For those with a valid MMJ card, there are a variety of dispensaries in the city to choose from, each with varying hours. It should be noted that although the state has been quite strict with cannabis in the past, it has been decriminalized, making possession and consumption of cannabis less illegal. Head to our New York State page for more information on the laws in the state.

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