Sen. Savino: New York will pass recreational pot, but needs to change medical program

Sen. Savino: New York will pass recreational pot, but needs to change medical program

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — With the New York state Legislature comfortably under Democratic control, state Sen. Diane Savino said that she’s confident that New York will legalize recreational marijuana.

Savino told the Advance on Wednesday that she believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo will successfully push for recreational marijuana to be legalized through the 2019 state budget.

“I thought it was going to happen regardless. This is not a red or blue issue,” Savino told the Advance in a phone interview during a weeklong trip to Nevada.

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