After several failed attempts to legalise the drug, it now appears recreational use will finally get the green light.
New York lawmakers have reached an agreement to legalise recreational cannabis use in the state.
The proposed law would allow sales to people over 21 and establish a licensing process for deliveries to customers.
New Yorkers could grow as many as three mature and three immature plants for personal use.
Penalties for having less than three ounces of the drug outside the home would be scrapped and the records of people with previous low-level convictions cleared.
Democrats have a veto-proof majority in New York state and have made legalising cannabis a priority this year.
If the bill passes as expected – possibly as soon as next week – it could come into force in 2022.
Fourteen other states already allow sales of cannabis for recreational use, rather than just medicinal, but New York has so far failed to pass a similar law.