Recreational Marijuana in NYS Not Likely in This Budget

Gov. Cuomo says the numbers paint a frightening picture when it comes to the upcoming fiscal budget that officials are trying to figure out.

In the meantime, it looks like advocates of recreational marijuana may have to wait a while.

The governor says he's no longer confident he can get it in the budget this year.

Cuomo adds that there are many other issues that need to be resolved before it is set in stone.

He adds that he has to make the so-called "SALT cap" his top priority, and won't sign any budget package that doesn't make the 2% property tax cap permanent.

Democratic Assemblywoman Pat Fahy says there isn't enough time to get it right.

David Holland is with the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, and it's time for New York to catch up.

Lawmakers could still take up the issue before the session ends in June.

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