Cynthia Nixon, a Democrat running against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, says she favors legalizing marijuana Cynthia Nixon campaign
The Democratic challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it’s time to legalize it.
New York candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon, right, listens as she is introduced by Zakiyah Ansari, left, with the Alliance for Quality Education, during her first campaign stop at the Bethesda Healing Center church, Tuesday March 20, 2018, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.(Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP)
ALBANY – Cynthia Nixon wants to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York.
The Democratic challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a video Wednesday laying out her position on the drug, saying the state’s marijuana laws have disproportionately punished people of color and should be changed.
Nixon, the Sex and the City star, said legalizing marijuana could inject “hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue” into the state’s coffers.
She is hoping to challenge Cuomo in a Democratic primary Sept. 13.
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