New York state lawmakers have reportedly finalized an agreement to legalize marijuana sales to adults over the age of 21. The final bill would clear the way for retail sales to begin as early as 2022.

The final bill would clear the way for retail sales to start in 2022.

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the chamber, said the bill will likely be brought up for a vote next week.

New York legislators have come close to passing marijuana legalization several times in recent years, but have been unable to finalize a deal. Since 2012, 15 states have legalized adult-use cannabis. New York’s neighbor, New Jersey, officially legalized last month.

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