New York Senate Dems to Consider Medical Marijuana

By chillinwill · Apr 21, 2009 ·
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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The movement to legalize medicinal marijuana is gaining momentum in New York, with a proposal to let some people grow their own or buy from a state-approved organization.

    Sen. Thomas Duane of New York City is introducing the bill, which will have a matching version sponsored by Manhattan Assemblyman Richard Gottfried. The Democrat-led Assembly has passed similar measures in recent years, but the issue fizzled in the formerly Republican-led Senate.

    Now Democrats have taken control the Senate and the issue could get some traction in that chamber. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith didn't immediately comment.

    Gov. David Paterson's office also did not comment on the proposal Duane is set to release Tuesday.

    Posted: Monday, 20 April 2009 6:19PM
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