Gov. Andrew Cuomo demanded Monday that New York will pass a law to legalise recreational pot before the Legislature adjourns in June.
“We will get marijuana done, it’s not a question of political desire, it’s a question of practical reality of how you put the new system in place,” Cuomo said on WAMC radio.
“This is going to be more difficult to pass as a stand-alone bill outside the budget. Look what happened in New Jersey last week,” said state Sen. Diane Savino, noting the legislature there did not have enough votes in spite of solid sponsorship from Gov. Phil Murphy.
Cuomo and officials are pondering concerns raised from over the political range that incorporate a push from social equity promoters to give monetary chances and cancelling criminal records for marijuana.