Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Krueger: Time To Legalize Marijuana In NY

Pols Begin Push to Legalize Marijuana in New York State
There is absolutely no legitimate reason for marijuana to be illegal while alcohol and tobacco are legal. Period.  End this wasteful, harmful and pointless charade and regulate and tax the herb accordingly.

It's hard to believe that in 2013 we still have a flat-earth policy on marijuana in spite all evidence the world is round.  But I'm hopeful that we're on the cusp of change.  
"Riding high on optimism, State Senator Liz Krueger and a bevy of Democratic pols began a public push today to legalize and tax marijuana in New York State. Ms. Krueger will soon introduce legislation to legalize pot in the State Senate, beginning an uphill battle that could pit her against Republicans, who partially control the Senate chamber, and possibly Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "
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Anonymous said...

I guess this ends speculation on Liz Krueger being the next BOE Chancellor.

Anonymous said...

Sure, let's make marijuana legal, but let's make all legal gun owners criminals. That's what the Governor (& all the politicians that voted for it) did when he signed the (un)SAFE Act into law. I don't smoke pot, but I do agree that it should be legal. But after paying $340 every 3 yrs for a pistol license ,by far the most expensive in the U.S., then to be told that if you have more than 7 bullets in a magazine you will be arrested, is an insult. BTW-gang bangers, home invaders , rapists, etc are not following the law.

Anonymous said...

I just read a post that put firearms and pot on the same level. What nonense. In fact pot and booze are not on the same level. I'd rather deal with a stoner then deal with an alcoholic who is an addict.

Gary Reilly said...

Yeah, I have no idea what prompted the gun-nut non-sequitur.

"Hey I noticed you posted something about X but I want to talk about GUNS!"

I agree that cannabis is a less-harmful substance (in both physical health and societal terms) than alcohol. There is no rational basis for its continued prohibition.