Gov. Cuomo this afternoon said he has not changed his position on the issue of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes in New York.

Cuomo was asked in response to New Jersey’s plan to move forward with legalization as well as a push from a downstate lawmaker for New York to do the same.

“We have proponents of the policy, I know New Jersey is looking at it. We have opponents to the policy,” Cuomo said.

“We’re looking at both sides of the issue if you will and we’re reviewing it, but we don’t have a final position.”

During the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, then-candidate Cuomo snuffed out the issue, saying, “the dangers of medical marijuana outweigh the benefits.”