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Anti-marijuana assemblyman busted for (wait for it) – possession of marijuna

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Via: Huffington Post

A New York State assemblyman who has opposed medical marijuana legislation was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after he was pulled over for speeding this week.

In a statement released Friday, authorities reported that state police discovered Steve Katz (see photo) had a “small bag” of marijuana in his possession during a traffic stop on the New York State Thruway around 10 a.m. Thursday.

A New York State Trooper noticed the smell of marijuana after stopping the 59-year-old assemblyman for driving 80 miles per hour in 65 mph zone. Katz was taken into custody and charged with possession before being released.

The arrest is particularly curious since Katz, who represents parts of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, voted against the legalization of medical marijuana in June. As the New York Times notes, the Republican assemblyman also serves on New York’s Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee.

Katz addressed the “unfortunate incident” during a press conference Friday.

“This should not overshadow the work I have done over the years for the public and my constituency,” Katz told reporters. “I am confident that once the facts are presented that this will quickly be put to rest.”

The assemblyman was first elected to represent New York’s District 94 in 2010, and was reelected in 2012 for another two-year term. He is expected to appear in court for the possession charge on Mar. 28.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/15/steve-katz-marijuana-possession_n_2885697.html

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March 16, 2013 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ryan’s campaign immediately retracts candidate’s support for medical marijuana

Via: Raw Story

Campaign aides for Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) busied themselves this weekend with telling reporters that the candidate “agrees with Mitt Romney” on keeping marijuana illegal, despite him telling a Colorado television station that he supports letting states flout federal laws on medical marijuana.

Romney said earlier this year that he believes “marijuana should not be legal in this country,” calling it “a gateway drug to other drug violations.”

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The views would seem to directly clash with what Ryan told KRDO-TV in Colorado on Friday night. “My personal positions on this issue have been let the states decide what to do with these things,” he remarked during a pre-taped interview. “This is something that is not a HIGH priority of ours as to whether or not we go down this issue. But I’ve always believed is the states should make the right to decide.”

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/10/paul-ryan-immediately-retracts-support-for-medical-marijuana/

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‘Romney/Ryan – Up in Smoke’, catchy.

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September 11, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Paul Ryan, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment