She was raised in Chicago and graduated from Yale University. @vwang3 A version of this article appears in print on , on Page A24 of the New York edition with the headline: Push to Legalize Marijuana Falls Short at the Last Minute. People are still going to want access to it,” she said. “But you cannot leave out the people that suffer.” Jesse McKinley contributed reporting.Vivian Wang is a reporter for the Metro Desk, covering New York State politics in Albany. Ms. Other bills under consideration would expand the state’s medical marijuana program or regulate the hemp industry.Gov. Krueger, they also worried that it would ease pressure for full legalization in the future.But Ms.
Final Push to Legalize Pot Fails in New York
State legislators were considering a backup plan to decriminalize the drug after a legalization effort collapsed amid disagreement about how to regulate the industry.ImageNumerous rallies, including one in March led by Kassandra Frederique, the New York State director of the Drug Policy Alliance, center, were held on behalf of marijuana legalization.CreditCreditCindy Schultz for The New York Times
By Vivian WangJune 19, 2019
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ALBANY — New York’s plan to legalize marijuana this year collapsed on Wednesday, dashing hopes for a potential billion-dollar industry that supporters said would create jobs in minority communities and end decades of racially disproportionate policing.
Democratic lawmakers had been in a headlong race to finalize an agreement before the end of...
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