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. 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. New York passed a bill to legalize marijuana in March. A rep for Cuomo did not immediately respond to a Post request for comment on de Blasio’s remarks. Due to the governor’s inaction, licenses can’t be issued to start the seed-to-sale weed market, stalling commercial pot sales in the state, critics say.

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