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.READ MORE: Pressure Mounts To Remove People From Rikers After Isaabdul Karim Becomes 12th Death In Past 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.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson: 2nd Dose Of COVID Vaccine Offers Stronger Protection
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.Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie While Authorities Perform Autopsy On Body Believed To Be Gabby Petito
New Jersey plans to push the matter to the voting booths in 2020.