Lawmakers in New York state have voted to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana after efforts to legalize cannabis stalled.
Gov. Cuomo, a Democrat who proposed his own plan for legalization earlier this year, said he'll sign the decriminalization bill--and noted he called for a similar step five years ago.
"It's not legalization," he said on public radio Wednesday. "But it is decriminalization and it's a major, major accomplishment."