A Republican lawmaker in New York who has a record of voting against medical marijuana legalization has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
State police said that a suspicious odor was noticed in Assemblyman Steve Katz’s vehicle when they pulled him over for driving around 80 mph in a 75 mph zone at around 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
“After noting the odor of marijuana, a New York State Trooper found Katz in possession of a small bag of marijuana,” a statement from state police said, according to the Times Union.
Katz was given an appearance ticket for having less than 25 grams and is scheduled to appear in Coeymans Town Court on March 8. He also faces charges for speeding.
Last year, the assemblyman voted against a bill that would have legalized medical marijuana in New York.
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March 15, 2013
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Now that Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use, the issue of smoking [ marijuana] and driving is becoming an increasingly relevant issue for American society today.
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February 19, 2013
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The use of marijuana is becoming an increasingly mainstream activity every day. In recent years, I have noticed a definite movement toward normalizing an activity that once associated only with hippies and criminals. There are currently 18 states that have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes and a multitude of states that have decriminalized it to the point it only calls for payment of a fine as opposed to having to serve jail time.
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