If one half of our country has legalized marijuana, why is New York State holding out? Mind you, I do not promote this idea, but at 67 years old I wonder: why not? My job, family and livelihood depended on my being drug-free. Now in almost half of our states are not including pot as a harmful drug. Is it time for our state to legalize the use of pot? Cuomo has already legalized hemp farms in New York.