Gov. Cuomo Bails on New York Cannabis Legalization

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In interviews last week, Cuomo essentially called it quits on cannabis legalization in New York for the time being. Cuomo Bails on New York Cannabis LegalizationChallenger Cynthia Nixon, in background, forced New York Gov. But Cuomo has embraced it only when it's politically expedient. (Craig Ruttle/AP)Despite his frequent jabs at Donald Trump, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo A number of lawmakers are hesitant to support a standalone bill, for a variety of reasons. There’s a widely held belief that passing a legalization bill outside of the budget will be difficult for legislators who see supporting it as a political liability.

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Gov. Cuomo Bails on New York Cannabis Legalization

Challenger Cynthia Nixon, in background, forced New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to back adult-use legalization last year. But Cuomo has embraced it only when it's politically expedient. (Craig Ruttle/AP)

Despite his frequent jabs at Donald Trump, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent finger-pointing regarding the state’s stalled cannabis legislation bears a striking resemblance to the president’s own tendency to throw his allies under the bus.

In interviews last week, Cuomo essentially called it quits on cannabis legalization in New York for the time being. After legalization failed to pass...

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