NY Gov. Cuomo Says He'll Work To Pass Cannabis Legalization: 'It's A Complicated Issue'

"I believe we will, but we didn't get it done this last session because it's a complicated issue and it has to be done in a comprehensive way, " Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
NY Gov. Cuomo Says He'll Work To Pass Cannabis Legalization: 'It's A Complicated Issue'
Image credit: Nico De Pasquale Photography | Getty Images

Free Book Preview Cannabis Capital

Learn how to get your business funded in the Cannabis economy!
2 min read
This story originally appeared on Benzinga

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced intention to enact cannabis legalization in the near future.

“I believe we will, but we didn't get it done this last session because it's a complicated issue and it has to be done in a comprehensive way, ” Cuomo said during a Friday press conference. 

RELATED: How Legalizing Marijuana Could Help Kick-Start The US Economy


Learn Step-by-Step How to Trade Stocks & Options

Last month, we premiered our very first Benzinga Boot Camp to over 10,000 traders! Our Boot Camp series returns in a new & improved format on Friday, May 29!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your skills in trading so you can start profiting from your trades.

Click here to register before this masterclass fills up! 


Cuomo also said it was the federal government's obligation to financially aid the city at this time. Just as the airline and hotel industries are getting assistance, so should the city's health care workers, he said. 

RELATED: This Is Your Brain On Terpenes

Cuomo added that he was in favor of marijuana legalization and affirmed that he had worked arduously to pass that into law for years, but ultimately without success.

© 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

More from Green Entrepreneur

David provides constructive insight to help businesses focus on their company growth, build brand awareness and know when and how to raise money.
Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush.
Sign up for our weekly newsletter for winning strategies, exclusive features and all the tools you need to strike gold in the Green Rush.

Latest on Green Entrepreneur