Gubernatorial Hopeful Cynthia Nixon Says She Wants to Legalize Marijuana

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon, the Sex and the City actress and NY gubernatorial candidate, posted a video on Twitter Wednesday advocating for the legalization of recreational marijuana, citing racial disparities among people who are arrested for weed use.

Cynthia Nixon's campaign for governor continues with her latest video about why she supports legalizing the use of recreational marijuana in NY.

The 52-year-old also says that legalizing would "generate millions of dollars in tax revenue" and "create new agricultural opportunities for New York's farmers".

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, eight states and the District of Columbia have now legalised small amounts of cannabis for adult recreational consumption - and if Cynthia Nixon has her way, New York State could be next.

"Someone should actually show Ms. Nixon New York's housing laws - they were strengthened both times they were up for renewal under this Governor, who also secured a record $20 billion in state funding to fight homelessness and build affordable housing".

His most recent executive budget, however, did allow for a study on the impacts of legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

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The New York Times first reported on Nixon's willingness to legalize the plant earlier this month, based on comments she'd made at a private fundraiser.

Nixon said people of color are arrested at high rates for using marijuana, something white people do "with impunity".

"I think we are actually ahead on (the issue)", Cuomo said.

There are legislative proposals to legalize and regulate marijuana in NY.

And police reform advocates have assailed de Blasio for continuing to embrace "broken windows" policing, a policing method that targets smaller crimes to stave off larger ones. "We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity".

Citizen Action announced its support for Nixon Tuesday. "It's been a gratifying and illuminating experience and I hope the work we've done will contribute to a fairer and brighter future for women and girls everywhere".

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