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Sat May 25, 2019, 02:20 AM

Lawmakers tweak recreational marijuana proposal

ALBANY State lawmakers in Albany aren't giving up on approving recreational marijuana this year.

Legislation legalizing adult-use of marijuana was amended Friday afternoon to address concerns raised during state budget negotiations this spring, as Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo try to get on the same page before the legislative session ends next month.

The proposal from Sen. Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, was tweaked to bring the legislative language in line with the concept of creating an Office of Cannabis Management floated by Cuomo in his budget proposal. Medical marijuana, hemp and cannabidiol would also be regulated by the office.

The plan also adds expungement language nullifying marijuana convictions for activities that are decriminalized by the legislation and commits money to law enforcement agencies to address driving issues.

Read more: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Lawmakers-tweak-recreational-marijuana-proposal-13895009.php

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