In a brief living-room video posted to Twitter on April 11, Nixon said legalizing marijuana would bring millions of dollars in added tax revenue to the Empire State - and also end "a key front in the racist war on drugs". Boehner, along with Weld issued a joint statement Wednesday, saying the time has come for changes at the federal level.
Currently, eight other states and Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana for recreational use.
Nixon says 80 percent of the New Yorkers arrested for marijuana are black or Latino, despite the fact that whites and people of color use marijuana at roughly the same rates. "If some states don't want marijuana to be legal, that's their prerogative", Weld said.
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These new registers are designed for marijuana dispensaries, and their software aims to help licensed business owners track sales and inventory, create reports, and comply with state regulatory agencies by sending reports to them automatically.
Nixon, who is challenging Cuomo in a Democratic primary, says NY should follow the lead of eight other states and end a "key front" in what she says is the "racist" war on drugs.
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Industry analysts are viewing Boehner's decision as a watershed event that effectively announces that marijuana has finally gone mainstream and that investment in the sector could balloon in the coming years. "Politicians have traditionally lagged behind the people on this issue, so it is wonderful to see one so adamantly opposed to legalization reversing course like this", Morgan Fox, Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, said to NPR. NY state does have a medical marijuana program, though it is extremely restrictive.
There is no timetable for when the NY study might be completed. New York City's former City Council speaker Christine Quinn last week dissed Nixon as an "unqualified lesbian" - a faux pas that completely backfired on her. Quinn (herself a lesbian) was forced to apologize in the subsequent outrage, while Nixon's campaign seized on the comments, and started selling "Unqualified Lesbian" T-shirts.
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