Recreational Marijuana Bill Dead in Albany – NY1


ALBANY, N.Y. – The legalization of recreational marijuana appears to be a no-go for New York State lawmakers, sources tell NY1.

A new bill was expected to be introduced Wednesday in Albany, but state leaders were unable to come to an agreement.

Three-way talks between both houses of the state legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo broke down over the weekend.

They were at odds over where the revenue from legalization would go.

Both houses are still expected to pass a bill that would further decriminalize the drug.

Another bill would improve access to medical marijuana.

Albany’s legislative session officially wraps up Wednesday.

The State Senate is still set to vote on a bill aimed at reducing New York’s effect on climate change.

The bill would require the state to get 70 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, and 100 percent clean energy by 2050. 

Another bill that would legalize e-scooters and e-bikes is also up for a vote.

The deal includes a special exemption for Manhattan.

It requires any e-scooter share program in the borough to get approval from the mayor’s office.

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