NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A bill to legalize marijuana in New York may go up in smoke in Albany.

Gov. Cuomo admitted he doesn’t believe there is enough support to pass the measure in the state Senate this year.

“I don’t think it’s feasible at this point. I don’t think it matters how much I push in 11 days. I think when the Senate says we don’t have the votes, I take them at the word,” a deflated Cuomo told reporters.

The governor added that he backs the legalization of marijuana, but that the issue remains controversial for many legislators.

Some lawmakers insist they’re not giving up and say they are working on a compromise before they adjourn on June 19.

New Jersey and their governor, Phil Murphy, also admitted defeat on the issue – saying marijuana legislation was being scrapped.

MORE: Marijuana Legalization: New Jersey Legislature Backs Off Push, Sends Pot To Polls In 2020

New Jersey plans to push the matter to the voting booths in 2020.

Comments (2)
  1. Shinimegami says:

    Democratic primary voters last year made a huge mistake by voting for Cuomo. New York needs a real governor, not a weakling who kowtows to the DINO wing of the Senate.

  2. Brian Kelly says:

    Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an All-American pastime, alcohol.

    Plain and simple!

    Legalize Nationwide!

    It’s time for us, the majority of The People to take back control of our national marijuana policy. By voting OUT of office any and all politicians who very publicly and vocally admit to having an anti-marijuana, prohibitionist agenda! Time to vote’em all OUT of office. Period. Plain and simple.

    Politicians who continue to demonize Marijuana, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called “Addiction Specialists” who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose marijuana, – Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days In Office Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don’t have one.

    The People have spoken! Get on-board with Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.

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