New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Repeats Opposition to Medical Marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said again today he does not support legalizing medical marijuana in New York state.

“I understand the argument,” he said on a day when medical marijuana advocates went to Albany to lobby lawmakers and the governor to sanction a drug they say would relieve their suffering.

“We are looking at it,” he added, then said. “I do not support it at this time.”

Cuomo, a Democrat in his third year, said the risks of legalizing a marijuana industry and keeping the drug separate from illegal users are too great.

Lawmakers supporting the issue said today they have enough votes in both houses to put the law on Cuomo’s desk. The New York State Assembly has passed similar legislation in past years; the New York State Senate, typically much more conservative, has never voted on the issue.

– Read the entire article at Syracuse.com.

Comments

11 Comments

  1. gutrod on

    Cuomo has no government approved medical studies available to understand the positive effects of M.M. Approval by the DEA to study it has never been granted. Government conspiracy would be an understatement.

  2. Anonymous on

    again a cold hearted UNEDUCATED MORON refuses to listen to the will of the people,, well i guess its back market and gangs again who win shame on you what a coward,just like the pussy palenty was and is and always will be

  3. Anonymous on

    you got the idiot you voted for, hope your happy!

  4. Anonymous on

    you got the idiot you voted for, hope your happy!

  5. Anonymous on

    this guy’s like my third wife , she just wouldn’t listen

  6. Anonymous on

    how can 1 man veto a law thats clearly got a majority of voters behind it ? too many will suffer cuz of the way the laws work which give a governor too much power

  7. Menacemotors on

    his poll numbers prove it. He is a joke.
    Could care less about patients.
    Call him and remind him what’s important (518) 474-8390

  8. Menacemotors on

    his poll numbers prove it. He is a joke.
    Could care less about patients.
    Call him and remind him what’s important (518) 474-8390

  9. Anonymous UK on

    Is it worth making people who are ill (often terminally ill) suffer and in some cases die ? This is all done to stop people who illicitly use cannabis maybe getting access to a better quality supply or avoiding legal action against them. Most of these potential beneficiaries from hiding behind medical laws would still smoke or grow cannabis anyway. The sacrifice is not worth it – it needs to be put to Gov Cuomo in these terms and he must justify the necessity since this is what his actions imply.
    If they are really worried about illicit use they could limit dispensaries to just selling extract and cannabis infused products – not products that could be used to make a joint or load a bong. Anyone growing for medical purposes could be required to submit their crop for inspection and weighing and then this could be matched against the final processed extract and products.

  10. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    Big Wuss!

    At this time. If presented with the legislation to sign you had better support it at that time.

    It’s jobs you didn’t have before. It’s money you didn’t have before. Do you really think enough jobs are being created? In this economy the everyman would not agree that there are, yet you deny the jobs from cannabis.

    The pressure is on, Cuomo. The pressure is on Cuomo. Get it done.