State senator: No pot legalization in New York this session

Andrew Weber
June 19, 2019 - 10:28 am



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — State Sen. Liz Krueger released a statement on Twitter Wednesday revealing that it was clear that legalization of marijuana was not going to pass this legislative session.

She said lawmakers “came very close to crossing the finish line, but we ran out of time.”

She said the failure was “not the end of the road, it is only a delay” but it meant that “countless more New Yorkers will have their lives up-ended by unnecessary and racially disparate enforcement measures before we inevitably legalize.”

A bill that would further decriminalize the drug is still expected to pass both houses.

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