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Broad City’s Stars And NY Gov Candidate Cynthia Nixon Are Giving Away A Bong

Broad City’s Stars And NY Gov Candidate Cynthia Nixon Are Giving Away A Bong

Marijuana is already a hot issue in the race for New York’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and things just got a little more interesting.

Incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo, until recently, called marijuana a “gateway drug” and vigorously opposed its legalization. More recently, however, in light of a challenge from anti-prohibition actress Cynthia Nixon, he’s shifted his tune, ordering an official state study that is expected to endorse legalizing cannabis. And the state Democratic Party, apparently with Cuomo’s blessing, also officially came out in support of ending prohibition.

Perhaps sensing that the governor is succeeding in taking away what was once a primary point of distinction between the two candidates—although he hasn’t yet said he personally supports legalization—Nixon feels the need to shake things up a bit.

So, her campaign is raffling off a bong signed by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer from the stoner comedy series Broad City.

“Yes, we know, a bong,” Nixon’s campaign website says. “This may not be the most serious contest, but this is a serious issue. 80% of New Yorkers arrested for marijuana are black or Latino, even though they use it at roughly the same rates as whites. It’s time for NY to join 8 other states and DC and legalize the recreational use of marijuana.”

“80% of New Yorkers arrested for cannabis are black or latinx, while people who look like @abbijacobson, @ilazer, and I essentially get a pass,” the candidate said in a tweet, tagging the two fellow actresses. “We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity.”

Quinnipiac poll released in May found that 63 percent of New York voters—and 71 percent of Democrats—support legalizing marijuana.

See the original article published on Marijuana Moment below:

Broad City’s Stars And NY Gov Candidate Cynthia Nixon Are Giving Away A Bong

New York Voters Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Shows

New York Voters Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Shows

If it were up to voters, marijuana would be legal in New York.

In a new poll released Thursday, 63 percent in the state back ending cannabis prohibition, compared to just 32 percent who want to continue marijuana’s criminal status.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), for now, continues to oppose legalization but is showing signs of shifting his position on the issue amidst a primary challenge from actress Cynthia Nixon, who is making the issue a centerpiece of her campaign.

In the new survey, conducted by Quinnipiac University, 71 percent of Democrats are on board with legalization.

When asked whether “someone who is black and uses marijuana is more likely to be arrested than someone who is white and uses marijuana,” 82 percent of Democrats agreed, while only 28 percent of Republicans acknowledged well-documented racial disparities in cannabis arrests.

While not yet endorsing legalization, Cuomo has ordered the state Department of Health to conduct a study on its effects in other states that have ended prohibition and its possible impact in New York.

Last week, a separate Quinnipiac poll found that 63 percent of U.S. voters support legalizing marijuana.

Record-High Support For Legal Marijuana, New Poll Shows

 

See the original article published on Marijuana Moment below:

New York Voters Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Shows

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