|Andrew Cuomo is sticking up for recreational marijuana users -- while throwing those who use if for medicinal purposes under the bus.|
Yesterday, law enforcement officials and state lawmakers got in line to pucker up to the rump of Governor Andrew Cuomo
because of his plan to decriminalize "public view" marijuana possession. Cuomo's move is being heralded as a civil rights victory for young Hispanic and African-American New Yorkers who are disproportionately hit with criminal charges for weed possession.
"What Governor Cuomo is
proposing, is a logical and, unfortunately, necessary clarification of
the law as it exists today," Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver swooned yesterday.
We don't mean to kill the buzz of Cuomo's proposed "public view" weed plan, but it doesn't make him a civil rights hero, it makes him bipolar -- the governor still refuses to support the legalization of medical
marijuana, noting that there are "tremendous risks
" involved with allowing people who already are smoking pot to treat various ailments to do so legally (he's yet to identify a single
"risk." More on that below). More »