New York’s democrats want to legalize marijuana

By J. DeVoy

In an effort to bridge a $9 billion budget gap and be more like California, New York legislators want to legalize medical marijuana in order to realize $15 million in licensing fees.  Though still subject to senate approval, the plan’s projected revenues have been included in the state’s 2010-11 budget.  This proposal is intended as part of a larger, $136.2 billion package of spending cuts and new taxes — though not including new taxes on soda and cigarettes, which the legislature previously considered.

11 Responses to New York’s democrats want to legalize marijuana

  1. writerdood says:

    I wonder if there will be a big rush of people moving to NY if this goes through. That would be kind of funny. NY, the Amsterdam of America. You’d think it would be Nevada.

  2. sam says:

    in my opinion the U.S.A is making excuseslosing and losing alot of money by not legalising marijuana. its a harmless plant. in the other hand we got cigarettes and alcohol billion dollars companys thear product is legal but yet kills alot of people every year thears no damage worst than dead. WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT THAT ??? U.S.A

  3. hartshorne says:

    COME ONE NEW YORK.. LETS MAKE IT LEGAL.. LIKE SAM SAID ITS A HARMLESS PLANT.. HOW DID AMERICA EVEN ALLOW LAWMAKERS TO MAKE IT LEGAL.. THO I HAVE DONE RESEARCH ON THAT AND FOUND AN ANSWER.. THE FACT YOU LET CIGARETTS AND ALCOHOL BE ALLOWED KILLS ME..DUMB ASSES.. ALCOHOL MAYBE. JESUS DID DRINK WINE.. BUT CIGERETTS IS THE EPITIME OF STUPIDITY..IF I CUD DO ONE OF THOSE CANCER FROM CIGARETTS COMMERCIAL I WUD PROMOTE WEED IN DA SAME BREATH..

    • Eron says:

      Reagen made it illegal because apparently pot makes people crazy and do harmful things like rape and murder…which is a LIE!!!!! There is no recorded deaths because of pot in history….not even a domestic disputer….but yet how many domestic disputes are there because of alcohol

  4. Matt says:

    you do know smoking marijuana does way more damage to your lungs than smoking cigarettes right?

    • What if you eat it or use a vaporizer?

      Or, what if you put on one of those handy filters that you find on cigarettes?

      Marijuana is no worse for your lungs, as a substance. It is worse for your lungs because it is usually inhaled without any filtration of any kind.

    • not at all ciggarettes have over 2300 cancer causing chemicals like rocket fuel, carbon monoxide, arsenic and a shit load of other shit that are only from the perservatives that the companies use the tobbacco plant by itself is harmless to a point but they screw with shit but weed is not legal so therfore they probably dont use perservatives so if they legalize pot u would probably get .6 for a gram and so on so either way the goverment will fuck u over and win count on it to

  5. i really dont understand why its such a big debate to legalize weed it has less shit to fuck u up then alcohol ciggarettes and all and not to mention the finacial and population booste that ny would take in im guessing in under a couple years from the legalization date.. anyone no the current position ny is in whether to legalize or not??

  6. thebriguy@optonline.net says:

    It is pure nonsense to keep the harmless marijuana plant illegal. It does not cause cancer, it does not kill brain cells, the only bad thing that i see is the munchies. If you do legalize it crime will go down, and ny will get more tax money. And people will be happy :)

    The war on drugs will never be won.

    LEGALIZE IT ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

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