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Posted on: May 17, 2019

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On Wednesday, Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that he would not post legislation again to legalize adult use marijuana for a floor vote. If you recall, the bills were posted on March 25 but did not garner enough votes for passage. Instead, the intention of Legislative Leadership is to advance a statewide ballot referendum in November 2020 and, in the short term, seek to advance expansion of State’s medical marijuana program and legislation dealing with expungement of existing marijuana-related offenses.

Thus, our focus will now pivot for S-10/A-10 and S-3205/A-4498. In decoupling these bills, we anticipate amendments and will provide you with further analysis and comments in the upcoming days and weeks.

Contact: Michael F. Cerra, Assistant Executive Director,, 609-695-3481 x120.

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