NEW YORK CITY — New York State lawmakers voted Monday to prohibit the sale of marijuana for personal use.
The House passed the bill, which was introduced by state Sen. John Flanagan, D-Bronx, by a vote of 32-16.
Flanagan introduced the bill in the wake of a statewide vote in July that legalized recreational marijuana use in New York.
The Senate passed the measure in a 27-11 vote, by an 18-10 margin.
It’s a blow to the city of New York, which has seen more than 30,000 arrests for marijuana-related offenses this year.