Marijuana Legalization ‘Not Likely’ In New York Budget, Governor Says On Eve Of Deadline | Marijuana Moment

  • Just last week, he indicated the effort was still alive , though he also recognized that it may prove too complicated an issue to ultimately deliver through the budget this round.
  • Activists in California recently released a video asking California officials to allow digital signatures for a petition to revise the state’s adult-use marijuana program .
  • The New York legislature seems poised to eliminate a proposal to legalize marijuana through the budget this year, according to an unverified document outlining the policies included in the spending legislation currently under final negotiations ahead of a vote this week.
  • The draft budget report, which was shared with Marijuana Moment, includes a line stating that the Adopted Budget omits the Executive proposal to legalize adult use cannabis.
  • Last year, months of negotiation between his office and lawmakers failed to produce a passable bill with disagreements centering on issues such as how tax revenue would be allocated and so the effort carried over to this year.

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