A watched pot: Cuomo’s new marijuana legalization legislation is a marked improvement – New York Daily News

Legislation in the governor’s budget, amended last week, looks more promising than prior years’ efforts. The bill sets up an Office of Cannabis Management to oversee decisions about the state’s licensing, growing and dispensing regulatory scheme, with all the office’s members appointed by the governor. Lawmakers will likely seek the power to appoint at least some of those members, which would be fine.