Is New York State on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana? The short answer–probably.
A Siena College poll showed that 56 percent of New York voters surveyed support the legalization of marijuana.
With the State legislative session over, it will not occur this year, but a study ordered by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recommends that the state legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational, adult use.
State Trooper, Drug Recognition Expert Derik Plaisted
After flip-flopping on the issue, the governor has gone from calling marijuana a “gateway” drug to “facts have changed” on marijuana and that, as a result, state policy may have to, as well.
This could leave police agencies in a lurch. Unlike alcohol and driving, there is no acceptable legal test in New York for determining marijuana intoxication in the blood.