It Doesn’t Look Like Marijuana Will Be Legal in New York Anytime Soon
It doesn't look promising for the legalization of marijuana this year in New York State.
According to WBNG, Governor Cuomo said he doesn't believe there is enough support to pass a marijuana legalization measure in the state senate. The report also said that Cuomo pointed out the stumbling block that hindered New Jersey's efforts to legalize pot, may have slowed the momentum in New York State.
The report said that Cuomo is in favor of legalizing marijuana, but he doesn't think it'll happen this year. According to the report, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart - Cousins said that the Senate is working together to find compromises to try and pass a bill before they take their break on June 19th.
The report also stated one of the big hang ups is the debate on whether or not the bill should forgive low-level pot convictions that have already occurred in the state.
The District of Columbia, Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington all allow the use of recreational marijuana.