Contact Us
Chappaqua Daily Voice serves Chappaqua, NY
Return to your home site


Chappaqua Daily Voice serves Chappaqua, NY

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Latest Update: Two Killed, One Missing After Plane Crashes Into House Near Area Airport

Last-Ditch State Senate Effort To Legalize Marijuana In New York Dead For Year

Cannabis marijuana
Cannabis marijuana Photo Credit: Daily Voice file

Marijuana smokers who were hoping to light up legally in New York will have to wait at least another year.

Efforts to legalize marijuana in the state died after marijuana advocates failed to convince state senators that legalization would not harm public health and safety.

A last-ditch effort to push revised legislation through was unsuccessful overnight, multiple news outlets reported on Wednesday.

Sen. Liz Krueger, a Democrat from Manhattan, said the issue is "dead for now."

"This is only a delay, but that delay means countless lives will continue to be upended by unnecessary enforcement," she tweeted.

In related legislation, state lawmakers agreed to expand the state’s medical marijuana laws and drop many regulatory obstacles placed on health care providers . The changes would presumably make marijuana available to more patients in more parts of the state.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Chappaqua Daily Voice!

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Chappaqua Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.