Ob­sta­cles re­main as state pon­ders recre­ational pot

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - NATION -

Ef­forts to le­gal­ize mar­i­juana for recre­ational use in New York are gain­ing steam.

“I think we’re go­ing to pass it,” Cuomo said this past week when asked about the prospects for pas­sage this year.

While there’s broad agree­ment on the idea of le­gal­iza­tion, there’s no con­sen­sus on a long list of de­tails, in­clud­ing taxes and li­cens­ing. Even af­ter a bill passes, it could take a year or more for any pot shops to open.

“There does seem to be this air of in­evitabil­ity,” state Sen. James Sk­oufis said. “But we need to make sure we do it right.”

An­drew Cuomo

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