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Advocates in New York say we're now "closer than we've ever been before" to becoming the 22nd state to legalize medicinal marijuana, thanks to a new, stricter version of legislation that's heading to Albany this spring. According to Sen. Diane Savino of Staten Island, a longtime local advocate for legalization, the new restrictions would make New York's the tightest medical marijuana laws in the country. "I think a lot of people are watching this...
Granted, it's pretty big long shot, but nice to see that someone's trying. Namely, State Senator Liz Krueger, who's pushing a bill to legalize the sale of up to 2 ounces of marijuana, with a tax of $50 per ounce. "Elected officials are by definition risk-averse, but they jump on moving buses, and there’s a moving bus on this issue," Krueger said in a press conference yesterday. A very slow-moving bus. Much less progressive bills...