Push to Legalize Recreational Weed Fizzles in Albany

(Albany, NY) — A push to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes has come up short at the Capitol. Democrats scrambled to gather enough support for the legislation, but weren’t able to secure the necessary votes. Members of the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo had been trying to hammer out an agreement for months. But, issues like allowing communities to opt out of the potential law and debate over how to use the tax money generated from pot sales were too much to overcome.