Key New York lawmaker says adult-use cannabis bill dead for now

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The New York legislator who introduced a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in the state said Wednesday it’s “clear” it won’t get done in this legislative session.

“This is not the end of the road, it is just a delay,” Democratic state Sen. Liz Krueger said in a statement.

Key lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office had been working behind the scenes on a last-ditch effort to get a measure passed.

There is, however, a possibility lawmakers will pass a bill that expands the state’s medical cannabis program before the session’s scheduled end on Wednesday, according to New York TV station WPIX.

To read Krueger’s full statement, click here.