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NY Senator: “There’s Absolutely Not the Votes” for Legalization if Excluded from State Budget

State Senator Diane Savino tells Cannabis Wire that legalization could be stalled for three years, and that “unless something changes within the next 36-48 hours, we will miss the opportunity to make New York the next state to adopt an adult use program.”

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New York Cannabis Legalization Plan Might Stall

Still, Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes tells Cannabis Wire she hopes to overcome an impasse with Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month.

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California Investors and MedMen Drama Take Stage at Latest NY Legalization Hearing

Lawmakers’ budget hearing focused on the interplay between medical and adult use regulations, and protecting opportunities for New Yorkers.

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Cuomo’s Cannabis Plan: An Insider’s Assessment

New York Senator Diane Savino, an architect of the state’s medical-cannabis law, has plenty to say about the governor’s ideas for recreational legalization.

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New York’s Legalization Plan Gives Advantage to Medical Cannabis Companies

And a new cannabis office would hold significant sway over all cannabis and hemp matters, the new budget analysis suggests.

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Cuomo Delivers Cannabis Legalization Plan

New York’s governor unveiled early cannabis legalization details among a host of other priorities in his “State of the State” speech Tuesday.

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How Will Cuomo Legalize?

New York’s governor is expected to reveal legalization details on Tuesday, and his apparent embrace of progressive ideals when it comes to cannabis has reform advocates and lawmakers hopeful.

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New York Gov. Cuomo Calls for Statewide Legalization in 2019

Cuomo’s first-ever expression of support for cannabis legalization Monday emphasized criminal justice.

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New York’s Cannabis Legalization Workgroup Comes to Manhattan

As state officials craft a legalization bill, a question recurs among advocates: when the cannabis industry blooms, who gets a slice of the pie?

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Cannabis in the NY Governor’s Race: Big Donations and a Big Debate

Last month, Cannabis Wire reported that Governor Andrew Cuomo accepted nearly $100,000 from two of the largest cannabis companies in the country. But Cuomo received more money from the industry than his campaign finance disclosures showed.

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Cynthia Nixon’s “No Corporate Donations” Position Includes Big Cannabis Money Gov. Cuomo Welcomes

Unlike Cynthia Nixon, NY Gov. Cuomo has not voiced support for legalization, but he has accepted nearly $100,000 from big cannabis industry players