New York State Democrats Seek To Legalize, Tax Marijuana



New York State Democrats joined the great marijuana debate Wednesday.

The executive committee passed a resolution calling for the legalization of marijuana, saying millions could be added to state coffers if it were taxed like alcohol at an excise tax rate of 13 percent, CBS2’s Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported.

“The Democratic party is excited about making this a platform resolution,” New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky said.

For Kaminsky, legalizing marijuana isn’t just some progressive idea that seems to be sweeping the country. If New York does join eight other states and the District of Columbia in making it legal, he’ll be voting for just how it’s done.

“As a lawmaker, we have to make sure that it’s going to be rolled out responsibly, that our roads are going to be safe and that our children are going to be safe,” he said. >>>


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