#N12BK: Public hearing to discuss legalizing marijuana
The New York Legislature will hold public hearings to discuss legalizing marijuana.
Vermont and Massachusetts recently legalized recreational marijuana, and New Jersey is expected to follow suit soon.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this month he'll appoint a working group to study the issue.
The state Health Department has concluded positive impacts of a regulated marijuana market outweigh the potential negative impacts.
Editors Note: The Associated Press helped to contribute to this article.