Albany Common Council urges state to legalize recreational marijuana, expunge misdemeanor offences

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Albany Common Council passed two resolutions Monday pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana. 

The first urges the state legislature and governor to pass the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. 

The second calls on state, county and local agencies to work together to expunge the records of all City of Albany misdemeanor marijuana convictions. 

Both resolutions carry no legal weight but are a symbolic gesture. 

The governor said Monday the senate does not have the votes to legalize marijuana. 

The end of the 2019 legislative session is June 19. 

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