WATCH: Weed is legal in New York, but the illegal market is still booming. Here’s why

Marijuana is now legal in New York, and the first dispensaries recently opened up. Legalization in the state goes beyond just how to purchase marijuana — it also carries hopes for social justice, as the first stores are run by either non-profits, or those impacted by the previous prohibition of cannabis.

But New York is grappling with the nationwide growing pains associated with turning an entrenched illegal market into a legal industry. The PBS NewsHour spoke to three marijuana industry experts to explore how New York’s booming illegal marketplace could hurt those hopes for social justice, and the nationwide struggle to move marijuana consumers to the legal market.

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