Recently, Nixon shared her views on legalizing marijuana in her state, and while many jurisdictions are considering it, her reasoning for making recreational weed legal is refreshing.
When Cynthia Nixon announced she was throwing her hat in the ring to be the next governor of NY, many brushed the Sex in the City star's political ambitions aside and blamed Donald Trump for encouraging unqualified candidates to run for office. She also lists some compelling and gripping stats, including that black or Latino New Yorkers, make up 80 percent of those arrested for cannabis, stating: "despite the fact that whites and people of color use marijuana at roughly the same rates".
"There are a lot of good reasons for legalizing marijuana, but for me, it comes down to this: We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity", Nixon says in the video. In 2018, in a blue state like NY, marijuana shouldn't even be an issue. Boehner, along with Weld issued a joint statement Wednesday, saying the time has come for changes at the federal level.
But Nixon responded to Cuomo's deflection to the legalization study strongly.
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Cuomo has opposed legalizing recreational marijuana in the past, calling it a "gateway drug".
A bill approving the use of medical marijuana to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain, sever muscle pain, and glaucoma will now head to state senate. Andrew Cuomo (D) last month. He added later: "We recognize that patients should be treated as patients, not criminals".
Cynthia Nixon wants to be New York's next governor. Nixon tweeted Thursday, linking to a campaign donation page.
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