Legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults 18+
  • Petitioned Chuck Schumer

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Senator of The State of New York
Chuck Schumer
New York State Senate
New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults 18+

    1. Zach Brown
    2. Petition by

      Zach Brown

      Centereach, NY

The recent rulings in both the states of Washington and Colorado show that legalization of marijuana can and will work, and that the rest of the country could soon follow suit. The State of New York, by becoming the third state in the country to legalize such use of marijuana, can not only be one of the first and foremost leaders in the War on the War on Drugs, but can also improve our state's citizens' quality of life by putting our tax dollars and law enforcement resources towards prosecuting more serious offenses, such as violent crimes and more serious drug offenses (i.e, trafficking of narcotics). By preceding the federal government by making these changes in our state's current penal code (where possession of small amounts of marijuana are already decriminalized), this action could very well convince the rest of the United States of America and the state/federal governing bodies that be to follow suit.

To:
Chuck Schumer, Senator of The State of New York
New York State Senate
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York
Legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults age 18 and older in the State of New York to not only help redirect tax dollars/law enforcement resources to violent crime and more serious drug offenses, but also to eliminate unnecessary time and money spent on incarcerating both juveniles and adults for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 15,000 signatures
    2. Thank you again

      Zach Brown
      Petition Organizer

      to everyone who has signed so far! Keep sharing, and if anyone happens to see this i'll be in Manhattan 10/8/13 from 8AM-4PM!

    3. part 2

      Zach Brown
      Petition Organizer

      completely fine as long as you're not drunk AT work. we know this. so, if you smoke marijuana but don't smoke before going to work and aren't high while doing your job, what is the big problem here? all thoughts, responses, opinions and constructive criticisms are welcome.

    4. one more point i'd like to add...

      Zach Brown
      Petition Organizer

      in many job fields, failing a urinalysis by showing levels of THC in your bloodstream means you are absolutely not getting the job. you have no chance. but what if you had stopped smoking pot months ago when you were a heavy user? THC comes out of the bloodstream VERY slowly, i've failed urine tests after 8 months of abstaining. if you're a current user of marijuana, you are forced to seek employment in low-level jobs that won't make you submit to a drug test as a condition of employment. of course i am NOT saying that there aren't some jobs in which being high would be unacceptable because of the inherent risk taken by performing dangerous tasks that are often part of people's careers, but i can sit at a desk in an office making sales and the fact that i smoked pot the night before is not impairing me from performing my duties in any way, shape or form. do companies refuse employment based on the fact that you go out to the bar every night and drink alcohol? no, of course not. that's

    5. sidenote

      Zach Brown
      Petition Organizer

      if anyone has any connections/ties to anyone in any sort of governmental agency, state or federal, PLEASE contact me! thank you!

    6. WOW! Thank you for all the support

      Zach Brown
      Petition Organizer

      I thought i'd be lucky to break 100 signatures here, but over 12,500+ was something i couldn't have dreamed of. thank you all so much, we're in this together, win or lose! also, if anyone has any suggestions as to how many signatures we should have MINIMUM before this gets sent along and delivered to Governor Cuomo and our state reps, please feel free to contact me, leave a comment (i'm trying to read all of them, i promise!) or if you have any questions more in depth than that or anything else, please don't hesitate to ask me for my personal email. i'm so grateful for every single one of you, your time and support. i know we can win this war on the war on pot! peace and love to you all!

    7. Reached 12,500 signatures

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    • steven greytak YAPHANK, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      My friends 3 year old daughter need it badd b over 24 brain sergerys n the only help to calm her n her seizures are her cbd in her medicine. ..

      Thank u I also suffer from major head trauma. ..

      Thank u

      Steven L. Greytak

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    • Donna Bucci LEVITTOWN, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      I think alot of money stands to be made. I also think it will create alot of jobs.

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      • 2 months ago

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    • Spencer Wenger NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
      • 3 months ago

      Don't panic it's organic!

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    • Mary Kathlyn Skivington CANAJOHARIE, NY
      • 3 months ago

      I smoke weed everyday for pain and depression so I would be awesome to be able to buy it like any other medication or alcoholic beverage

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