Will 2014 be the year for medicinal marijuana in New York?
The bill’s longtime sponsor, Democratic Assemblyman Richard Gottfried of Manhattan, is starting his annual push for the measure early this year, hosting a public hearing in Buffalo today.
The hearing kicked off earlier this morning in the Buffalo Common Council Chambers and is still in progress.
Medicinal marijuana has passed several times in the Assembly over the years, but never in the Senate. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been opposed, though has said he’s open to discussing the issue.
Via our friends at WGRZ-TV, you can watch the hearing live here: