New York Medical Pot Backer Not Worried About Abuse

Dick Gottfried. (Photo: Facebook/Richard Gottfried)
Dick Gottfried. (Photo: Facebook/Richard Gottfried)

Assemblyman Dick Gottfried isn’t worried about New York going to pot if the governor’s plan to legalize medical marijuana is enacted–because the drug is so easy to obtain on city streets already.

“Anybody who thinks they need to jump through all of those hoops because they want to recreationally use marijuana, you know, they just don’t know what they’re talking about. Anybody who wants to break the law to get marijuana for recreational use can go out on almost any street corner,” Mr. Gottfried said last night, calling in to NY1’s The Call. Continue reading “New York Medical Pot Backer Not Worried About Abuse”

Multiple New Marijuana Proposals Waft Towards Albany

Seattle resident displaying a bag of marijuana shortly after a lew legalizing recreational use of the drug took effect in Washington State last month. (Photo: Getty)
Seattle resident displaying a bag of marijuana shortly after a lew legalizing recreational use of the drug took effect in Washington State last month. (Photo: Getty)

While a growing number of states have been legalizing medical and even recreational use of marijuana, the popular plant remains illegal in New York. However, an upcoming pair of new medical marijuana bills in the Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of the drug may signal the Empire State is on its way to looser marijuana regulations.  Continue reading “Multiple New Marijuana Proposals Waft Towards Albany”