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Petitioning Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and 3 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Governor
Andrew Cuomo
New York State Senate
Senator of The State of New York
Chuck Schumer

Legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults 18+

16,144
Supporters

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.


Letter to
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Governor Andrew Cuomo
New York State Senate
and 1 other
Senator of The State of New York Chuck Schumer
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.