High priority: Kathy Hochul vows to launch NY’s legal marijuana industry Cuomo stalled on

Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed that getting New York’s budding marijuana sales program off the ground will be a high priority.

Scandal-scarred ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature approved the law back in March that legalized the sale of weed in New York.

But Cuomo — locked in a dispute with the state Senate — didn’t nominate an executive director for the new Office of Cannabis Management or name appointees to the Cannabis Control Board, even though the Marijuana Taxation and Regulation Act was passed months ago.

The Senate must confirm the appointments.

The appointments are necessary to set up and approve new rules and licensing for

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