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Capitol Watch: Details could delay vote on legal pot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, disagreements over the details of proposals to legalize recreational marijuana for adults could prevent a vote on the measure this year. Meanwhile, lawmakers are gearing up for a major hearing ...

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School officials don’t want pot part of New York budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Education advocates are urging New York lawmakers to leave the discussion of recreational marijuana out of the state budget process. Several groups sent representatives to Albany Tuesday, including the PTA, Rural Schools Association and Association of ...

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Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

ALBANY — Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don’t expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime ...

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Cannabis campus planned for Buffalo industrial park

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A California company is planning to build a $200 million cannabis campus in Buffalo if New York legalizes recreational marijuana. Flora California Prime Inc. on Friday said its high-tech operation would be one of the largest ...

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New York health officials urge caution on pot legalization

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group of county health officials is asking New York lawmakers to approach marijuana legalization with “extreme caution.” The New York State Association of County Health Officials released a statement Tuesday outlining concerns about adverse health ...

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Legalizing marijuana is now a priority for Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced his full support of statewide legalization of recreational marijuana, making it an administration priority for early 2019. “Let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all,” said Cuomo, a ...

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Public meetings on legal pot to be held in New York City

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is hosting three public listening sessions this week in New York City to gather input on proposals to legalize recreational marijuana. The meetings are scheduled for Monday in Queens, Tuesday in Brooklyn and ...

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Marijuana advocates urge NY to make it legal, affordable

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Marijuana advocates told a New York panel considering legalization that it should be affordable and accessible to everyone rather than enriching corporate producers and state tax coffers. Of about 30 people who spoke at the first ...

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Health department to call for marijuana legalization

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A long-awaited report on marijuana will recommend that New York legalizes the drug, the state’s top health official said Monday. While the report has not yet been finalized, Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said its authors reached ...

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