Could Marijuana be Legalized in NY?

Alan Olson
April 13, 2018

It feels extremely relevant alongside another news item from yesterday, wherein we discovered that former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is taking a job in the marijuana industry, while his own political party uses their control of the White House to double down on that racist "war", and a disproportionately high number of people of color are still in prison from-or otherwise affected by convictions of-working in the very same industry. At the time of the study's commissioning, Cuomo invoked a turning of the tide, both in the Northeast region and nationally.

Cuomo, after an event on Long Island, responded to the announcement. She spoke in favor of cannabis legalization from the start - but has now kicked that plank into high gear.

Money, it's the most powerful drug ever.

As more and more politicians of all stripes move towards support of federal legalization of cannabis, two senior Republicans have joined the advisory board of a major cannabis company.

A lot of people have been donating exactly $4.20 since we announced our plan to legalize weed in NY.

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"I have concluded descheduling the drug is needed so that we can do research and allow [the Department of Veterans Affairs] to offer it as a treatment option in the fight against the opioid epidemic that is ravaging our communities", he said.

Some believe Nixon's support for marijuana could help her attract African-American voters, particularly considering how she's framing the issue as a criminal justice problem.

"We need to look no further than our nation's 20 million veterans, 20 percent of whom, according to a 2017 American Legion survey, reportedly use cannabis to self-treat PTSD, chronic pain, and other ailments", the statement continues. There are numerous other patient groups in America whose quality of life has been dramatically improved by the state-sanctioned use of medical cannabis. Also joining the company's board of advisors is former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, who has more recently served as a board member for a tobacco company.

Boehner has always been close to tobacco lobbyists and the cigarette companies seem likely to take over the legal weed market in time.

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