Capitol Watch: Pot heats up, Cuomo pondering Iowa?

In New York state government news, talk of legalizing recreational marijuana is heating up ahead of the 2019 session.

Posted: Nov 25, 2018 7:15 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In New York state government news, talk of legalizing recreational marijuana is heating up ahead of the 2019 session.

Lawmakers last week held hearings on the topic in Buffalo and Binghamton and advocates are planning for a big conference on legal pot next month.

Proposals to legalize, regulate and tax recreational marijuana are expected to loom large over next year's legislative session.

Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is dismissing a report that he has contacted Iowa Democrats about a potential run for president.

Cuomo was elected to a third term this month and has said he intends to serve a full four years. Cuomo told reporters this week that he intends to "stick with New York state."

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