This is a fascinating look into the legalization of marijuana in New York City.

R/GA take a look at the City’s ‪#‎OpenData‬ and compares it to Washington State’s strict guidelines on dispensaries. By the NY State law, only 20 dispensaries can open in the state. Using a tight formula, there are 6 areas where dispensaries could be located in New York City.

While R/GA doesn’t want to take a stance on marijuana policy, managing director Marc Maleh says “one of the goals [of the data visualization] is to spark a conversation about what the legislation should be.” (via Where Could You Buy Pot In NYC? | Co.Design | business design)