2012 was a wild year for all you out there who enjoy the occasional choom gang session (i.e. 90% of you). Medical marijuana dispensaries became more and more ubiquitious—20 states and the District of Columbia now have decriminalized or leagalized medical cannabis, and in many of them, getting a card is about as difficult as finding a doctor and opening your mouth to make words to him. Perhaps most amazing was the initiatives passed in Colorado and Washington that totally legalized pot. And three months after Nov. 6, the federal government still hasn't interrupted their parties.
Now, it seems that change may come to the nation's second-most populous state. In his state of the union address on Wednesday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo not only vowed this year to decriminalize marijuana in the state, he said that it is one of his top priorities this year.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Wednesday that his top priorities in 2013 will include the decriminalization of marijuana possession, one of the most frequent crimes committed in the state that sweeps up thousands of young people, especially minorities, every year.
"It's not fair, it's not right," Cuomo said. "It must end, and it must end now."
Normally, it goes this way: Marijuana is decriminalized, then it's allowed with a medical card, then, at least in Colorado and Washington, it's totally legalized. A lot of New Yorkers are hoping that's the case here.
[H/T: Raw Story]