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.”
Cuomo’s first-ever expression of support for cannabis legalization Monday emphasized criminal justice.
As state officials craft a legalization bill, a question recurs among advocates: when the cannabis industry blooms, who gets a slice of the pie?
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.
Unlike Cynthia Nixon, NY Gov. Cuomo has not voiced support for legalization, but he has accepted nearly $100,000 from big cannabis industry players