Happy 4/20, everyone!
Today is a great day to talk about legalizing marijuana on the federal level.
Last year, I joined other Democratic state legislators to support the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), legislation that finally legalized recreational marijuana in our state.
Passing the MRTA opened up an avenue to create millions of dollars in revenue for our state and was an important step towards ending mass incarceration, which disproportionately impacts people of color.
In Congress, I plan to push for similar legislation so that adult Americans can legally enjoy recreational marijuana.
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We are surprised that New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi has not used the progressive word Cannabis in place of the word Marijuana. With the proven facts about what cigarette smoking does to one's health, and those who breathe second hand smoke, we wonder why Biaggi is pushing legalization of Marijuana nationwide.