Ny Gov. Cuomo: Opposes Marijuana Legalization, Repeats Gateway Theory

A Machiavellian viper and the would-be savior of the Democratic Party, Andrew Cuomo also knows more about marijuana than you—especially if you are a scientist, addiction researcher or anyone involved with public health. He ought to know something. When he was sworn in as New York governor in 2011, Cuomo inherited a veritable police state, whose public enemy number one was weed. Led by then-Commissioner Bill Bratton’s “stop-and-frisk” NYPD, police in New York state arrested more people for low-level marijuana crime per capita than any other state in the country—an arrest rate for weed double the national average, according to the ACLU. Under NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, himself a former and possibly current marijuana user, the carnage has mercifully eased off, but police still bust black and brown young men for marijuana possession far more often than whites. The easy and obvious solution to this pointless exercise would be to legalize marijuana. A majority of Americans, like the ones...



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