Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned Wednesday a bill legalizing adult-use cannabis will not be incorporated in the state’s spending budget due April 1, but he predicted state lawmakers could come to an agreement on a measure by June.
The comments in an interview with WNYC radio’s Brian Lehrer weren’t a surprise offered Cuomo indicated final week that a “wide divide” on the situation probably would delay the measure.
Nevertheless, the comments come as New Jersey lawmakers are poised to vote on adult-use legalization as quickly as Monday – even though passage there is far from assured.
New York and New Jersey are in a race of sorts to take early benefit of the tax revenues that would be generated from legal marijuana sales to vacationers and residents in the area.
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