Actress and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon, who starred as Miranda in the “Sex and the City” television series and movies, announced she would run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination.Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Reuters
Cynthia Nixon is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York’s gubernatorial race. Nixon recently announced that she wants to legalize marijuana in New York. Nixon said people of color are arrested at high rates for using marijuana, something white people do “with impunity.” Analysis suggests marijuana could be a boon to New York’s tax revenues and could create jobs in the state.
Cynthia Nixon, the former “Sex and the City” star who is mounting a progressive challenge to New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming state election, wants to legalize marijuana in New York.
“I believe its time for New York to follow the lead of eight other states and D.C. and legalize recreational marijuana,” Nixon said in a video she posted to her Twitter account, adding, “we have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that