Legalize Recreational Marijuana In New York State
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New York State Senate
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Legalize Recreational Marijuana In New York State

    1. Crystal Cuddeback
    2. Petition by

      Crystal Cuddeback

      Boulder, CO

New York State's number 2 cash crop is marijuana. An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers support it's legalization.

By legalizing marijuana in New York State we can cut over $1 billion annually from our budget dedicated to criminal marijuana law enforcement. At a time of economic hardship this makes fiscal sense. It also makes moral sense when 10% of all arrests made in our state are related to non-violent possession, cultivation or sale of marijuana.

By taxing marijuana we can bring in revenues that would allow us to invest in education, health care and other vital programs that we at this time simply can't afford.

By regulating marijuana we can ensure that we aren't supporting gangs and drug cartels that currently control the global marijuana market. We would weaken these violent offenders of human rights.

By legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana we can ensure that New York's debt will be dramatically lowered and potentially eliminated over time. More, importantly however, we as New Yorkers will see that we have a legislative system that works. A system that is truly for the people and by the people.

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. 4 New Co-sponsors To The Frank/Paul End Cannabis Prohibition Act (Federal)

      Crystal Cuddeback
      Petition Organizer

      This legislation would legalize recreational marijuana on the federal level. You can find links to petitions in support here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180094152053538

    3. Reached 10 signatures
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    5. Reached 5 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Justin Sudial TOMKINS COVE, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      Being a pot user myself, I belive that legalizing it for medical and recreational use (smoking and eating) could extremely benefit us New Yorkers health wise and by bringing down criminal activity from dealing. Another way legalizing pot would benefit us would be through tax revenue; money that can go towards schools, research and other government funded necessities.

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    • Christian Stutes WYOMING, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      marijuana not only stimulates the enconomy but can also be used for medical purposes

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    • Timothy Lyman WATERTOWN, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      It is irrational to ban cannabis when it is proven to be less damaging than alcohol or tobacco.

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    • COREY PETERS MIDDLETOWN, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      this country is supposed to be land of the free but its land of nothing for free and home of the slaves where is the freedom they teach in school! stop contradicting all you speak of

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    • ricardo gon UTICA, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      Well there will be more room in prison for rapist and murderers. Thats number 1. Number 2 there nuthing more relaxing then smoke a joint will watching tv enjoying a cold beer.. amen amen

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