Cynthia Nixon wants to legalize weed to promote racial justice

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They also brought out Cynthia Nixon, aka Miranda from Sex and the City who's running from governor of NY.

Cynthia Nixon's campaign for governor continues with her latest video about why she supports legalizing the use of recreational marijuana in NY. In the clip, Nixon calls for legalizing recreational marijuana, citing that doing so would not only generate revenue for the state and provide agricultural opportunities for farmers, but that it would also be a way to stop the racism inherent in the war on drugs. If there was more political courage coming out of Albany we would have done this already.

Cuomo, who had previously voiced opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana use, argued there is still "widespread division" on the issue among legislators but with other states, including MA, taking action to legalize weed, it was time for NY to look at it.

While Nixon has spoken out about recreational legalization in NY before, this discussion on how it correlates to the issue of racial inequality is particularly refreshing and needed. A number of New York's neighbors, including MA and Vermont, have legalized marijuana in recent months. In 2018, in a blue state like NY, marijuana shouldn't even be an issue.

The gubernatorial candidate and former actress goes on to say in her campaign video that white people and people of color use marijuana at roughly the same rates. 80% of New Yorkers who are arrested for using marijuana are black or Latino, she writes, adding that, "The reality is that for white people, marijuana has effectively been legal for years".

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The New York Times first reported on Nixon's willingness to legalize the plant earlier this month, based on comments she'd made at a private fundraiser.

There are legislative proposals to legalize and regulate marijuana in NY.

In a recent interview with the NY Times, she confirms her absolute support of this legalisation; "It's a money maker".

"I think we're actually ahead on it", he maintained.