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'Sex and the City' Star Pushes For Legal Marijuana

'Sex and the City' Star Pushes For Legal Marijuana”

NY gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon (D) is asking supporters to commit to donations of $4.20 after she came out in favor of marijuana legalization in the state.

She also lists some compelling and gripping stats, including that black or Latino New Yorkers, make up 80 percent of those arrested for cannabis, stating: "despite the fact that whites and people of color use marijuana at roughly the same rates". "Isn't it time we legalize it for everybody else?"

"There are a lot of good reasons for legalizing marijuana, but for me, it comes down to this: We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity", said Nixon in a video posted on Twitter Wednesday. "Sex and the City" actress and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon on Wednesday called for NY to legalize recreational marijuana to reduce racial inequality and raise millions of tax dollars. Yet black people in NY are arrested or detained for marijuana 4.5 times more than white people, according to a report by the ACLU.

-Taxes from marijuana would generation millions for citizens, give new opportunities for farmers, and boost agriculture and create jobs in general.

Currently, recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and the District of Columbia, and medical marijuana is available in 29 states.

Many progressives and liberals are unsatisfied with Cuomo's reign as governor, who's seen as a more moderate Democrat, which is what spurred Nixon to run for the nomination.

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