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A New York marijuana bill heads to the governor’s desk

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Hello In the News TODAY. March 31, 2021 By My420Spot.com

A New York marijuana bill heads to the governor’s desk

Back-to-back votes in the Assembly and Senate on Tuesday have legalized marijuana in New York. The bill is headed for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.

Legislative leaders have made clear they intend to move swiftly forward the legislation that is a result of extensive negotiations with the governor. Even though the latest version of the bill was just released on Saturday, it moved through four committees and was passed by both chambers only hours later.

The assembly passed the measure 100-49, and the Senate voted 40-23 to pass it.

Cuomo called it “a significant step forward for the Empire State” and said he was eagerly anticipating signing it into law.

“Today is an historic day for New Yorkers,” Senate Finance Committee Chairwoman Liz Krueger (D), sponsor of the legislation in her chamber, said on the floor. “I could not be more proud to cast my vote to end the failed policies of marijuana prohibition in our state, and begin the process of building a fair and inclusive legal market for adult-use cannabis. It has been a long road to get here, but it will be worth the wait. The bill we have held out for will create a nation-leading model for legalization.”

Leadership sent out a press release saying the bill would pass even before the full Senate took it up

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