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Cuomo opens the door a crack to medical marijuana

Under an initiative announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, some New Yorkers would be able to obtain marijuana for medical use.
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State Sen. Liz Krueger, a Democrat, introduced a medical marijuana bill in the Senate on December 11, 2013. She said, “The illegal marijuana economy is alive and well, and our unjust laws are branding nonviolent New Yorkers, especially young adults, as criminals, creating a vicious cycle that ruins lives and needlessly wastes taxpayer dollars. Worst of all, this system has resulted in a civil rights disaster: African Americans are dramatically more likely to be arrested for pot possession than whites, despite similar rates of marijuana use among both groups.”