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Cuomo Expects New York to Legalize Marijuana in 2021

Nov. 5, 2020, 6:17 PM

New York’s governor said he’s confident the state will legalize marijuana next year to help fill an approximately $16 billion budget gap. “I think the pressure is going to be on, because we’re going to need the money so badly, and you have such a gap now,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Thursday.

“I think it’s going to be an easier conversation,” he said on WAMC radio.

  • Voters in New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota approved ballot measures on Tuesday allowing marijuana for adult use.
  • Cuomo included a legalization proposal in his executive budget for fiscal 2021, but pot ...