Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s slow rollout of the state’s new pot law.
Hizzoner urged the governor to pick up the pace on completing the process of legalizing weed, telling him and state lawmakers to “wake up” and seal the deal.
“The state of New York needs to get in gear here,” de Blasio said during his daily press briefing.
“We had a big, long, multiyear discussion over legalizing cannabis. We saw the state legislature act, now the state needs to do something about it, [and] they still haven’t.”
“It’s time for the state to wake up and do its job on this really important issue,” de Blasio said.
“After all these years I can’t believe that the mayor still doesn’t know how state government works,” shot back Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi.
“We are ready to advance nominations but they need senate confirmation and Senate is not in session nor have they indicated when they would [be] returning so in the meantime we continue to work to implement this law.”
As The Post reported Sunday, Cuomo has yet to nominate an executive director for his new Office of Cannabis Management or name appointees to the Cannabis Control Board — despite the governor green-lighting the state’s cannabis legalization bill in March.