New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried - The budget and medical marijuana

New York State Assemblymember Richard Gottfried

State budget negotiations are continuing in Albany this week in the run-up to the self-imposed March 21st deadline set by state legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Democrat of Manhattan’s 75th district, spoke with WAMC's Patrick Donges for an update on budget negotiations and the prospects for medical marijuana in the Empire State, a cause he has long championed.

This is part one of an interview that aired in two parts on March, 7, 2013. You can hear Part 1, a discussion of the single-payer health care bill sponsored by Assemblyman Gottfried, here.