The assembly voted this week on a bill that would legalize the drug for medical uses. (Read the bill here.)
Rochester lawmakers voted along party lines. Democrats Harry Bronson, David Gantt and Joe Morelle voted yes. Republicans Bill Reilich, Bill Nojay, Mark Johns and Brian Kolb voted no. The bill passed and is now in the hands of the senate.
The governor remains opposed to medical marijuana, but says he has an “open mind.”
Medical marijuana is legal in 18 states and Washington, D.C. Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use.
I believe it’s only a matter of time before marijuana is 100 percent legal in all states for recreational and medicinal uses.
Links of the Day:
– A Syracuse man’s murder conviction was tossed because of a 49-hour police interrogation.
– A quadriplegic woman is accused of running a gun and drugs ring in Syracuse.
– Amazon plans a big expansion into the grocery business, even fresh foods. (I buy all my cereal online.)
– Bazil served children mimosas by mistake. Their parents are furious and say the kids were hungover the next day.