Cynthia Nixon, Who is Running for New York Governor, is Pro-Marijuana

Cynthia Nixon, the Democratic candidate running to be governor of New York, is making her agenda clearer as each day passes by. Recently, she lent her full weight to the legalization of marijuana in the Big Apple.

Known for her role in the popular “The Sex in the City” television series, Nixon is currently campaigning to be the governor of the state of New York.

The actress, 52, told supporters at a private fundraiser last week that she would legalize and tax marijuana if elected, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Julie Klam, an author who attended the event, said: “[Nixon] She said that if marijuana is legal, we can tax it and make a lot of money from that.”

The event was at a house party at the Upper West Side home of Isabel Gillies, a writer, and former actress.

About 70 people attended the event, Gillies said, adding that each donated $50 to the campaign.

Nixon said that she would “legalize marijuana and put a tax on it,” Gillies added.

Cynthia Nixon speaks during the “People’s State of the Union” event one day ahead of President Trump’s State of The Union Speech to Congress, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 29, 2018. (Reuters)

Current Governor Rejects Marijuana

The current Democrat Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is staunchly against the legalization of recreational marijuana.

In 2017, Cuomo called marijuana a “gateway drug,” adding: “As of this date, I am unconvinced on recreational marijuana.”

For medical marijuana, he offered a highly regulated and strict policy.

Early this year, Cuomo ordered a study of recreational marijuana as neighboring state New Jersey moved toward legalization and after Massachusetts voters, also neighbors, approved legalizing recreational marijuana.

“This is an important topic, it’s a hotly debated topic, pardon the pun, and it’d be nice to have some facts in the middle of the debate once in a while,” he said back then.

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