ALBANY, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo could release a plan to legalize recreational marijuana as early as next month as part of his executive budget.
This represents a major about-face on the issue for the governor.
Just last year he called marijuana a gateway drug.
Democratic Leaders in both the State Senate and the Assembly are in favor of legalization.
When they take control of the legislature next month, it has a good chance of passing.
Studies show the government here in New York could raise close to the $3 billion annually in taxes on marijuana.
Some have already proposed dedicating that money to the MTA.