NEW YORK: The state Assembly today is set to approve the Compassionate Care Act — the measure that would legalize medical marijuana in New York.
There’s little suspense: the Democratic-led Assembly has been approving various pieces of legislation to legalize medical marijuana for several years.
If approved, the bill would head to the state Senate, where its fate is uncertain but where a version of which passed the Senate Health Committee last week.
It’ll also be interesting to see how many Republicans back the measure in the Assembly. Last year, marijuana supporter Assemblyman Steve Katz, R-Yorktown, Westchester County, spoke in favor of the measure after he was ticketed for marijuana possession and then changed his vote.