Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing state lawmakers in New York to approve a measure aimed at decriminalizing marijuana, after Democrats announced Wednesday morning they could not come to an agreement on legalizing the drug for adult, recreational use.

Lawmakers, as of Wednesday afternoon, had not committed to passing the measure, which would replace criminal charges for small amounts of marijuana with violations and allow low-level convictions to be expunged.

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