“I think we’re actually ahead” on legalizing marijuana for recreational use in New York state.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo claimed that New York state is ahead of other states on legalizing recreational marijuana. (Courtesy: Cuomo’s Flickr account)
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo touts New York state as a progressive beacon for the rest of the country.
But his primary opponent, Cynthia Nixon, says that’s not true when it comes to recreational marijuana. It’s not legal in New York state.
Cuomo was asked about the issue during a recent exchange with reporters on Long Island.
“Given what’s happened in Massachusetts, California, what could happen in New Jersey, do you feel as if New York is behind on this at all?” NY1 Reporter Zack Fink asked Cuomo.
“No, I think we’re actually ahead on it,” Cuomo said. “We announced months ago that we were going to study the legalization issue