ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York has a new "Cannabis Czar"
Governor Andrew Cuomo has tapped Norman Birenbaum as the state's "Director for Cannabis Programs.
Birenbaum previously worked in a similar position in Rhode Island, overseeing that state's medical marijuana program.
He was also the chief architect of a push by Rhode Island's governor to legalize recreational marijuana.
Legalizing recreational marijuana will be a huge topic when the legislature reconvenes in January.