ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has serious concerns over a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in New York just hours before the midnight deadline.
The Democrat stymied the efforts of supporters of the so-called Compassionate Care Act Monday, saying that the measure should ban smoking the drug, cut down the number of illnesses it can be prescribed for and require that the program be evaluated in five years.
“If we can address the concerns, there will be a bill,” Cuomo told public radio’s “Capitol Pressroom” while defending his suggestions. “But I’m not going to be part of a system that is just going to wreak havoc.”