To fund costly repairs to the rapidly crumbling subway system, some New York state and city leaders are talking about legalizing recreational marijuana to collect sales tax that would be dedicated to the transit agency,The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The leaders are looking at the issue following the legalization efforts just across the river in New Jersey and more north in Massachusetts.

“The legalization of recreational cannabis offers New York State a unique opportunity to generate a new revenue stream dedicated to mass transit,” according to a new report from NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy, released Wednesday.

Unfortunately, the researchers say increased fares and congestion pricing alone are not enough to cure the state’s transportation deficit.