Politician Info
D- Anthony Palumbo (R - NY)

Holds office State Senate District 1

Candidate in race for State Senate District 1 on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Position on Marijuana Legalization

“completely against legalization” - Riverhead News Review


Senator Anthony Palumbo (R,C-New Suffolk) today voted against legislation to legalize marijuana in New York State and raised his concerns over the bill's potential impact on roadway safety, the effects on young children, the demand on addiction services and the quality of life throughout New York State. “The negative consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana far outweigh any revenue gain for the state. This bill will have an adverse impact on the health of our communities, diminish our quality of life here on the East End of Long Island and will make our roads and highways more dangerous,” said Senator Palumbo. “Just like the disastrous Bail and Discovery Laws, this legislation was crafted without input from New York’s District Attorneys’ offices and law enforcement. As a result, I fear our communities will be affected by the unintended consequences of this bill for years to come.” 3/30/21

2022: Requires Coverage of Medical Marijuana by Certain Insurers, S 8837
2021: The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, S 854
2019: Amends Marijuana-Related Laws and Violations, S 6579A
2018: Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Opioid-Use Disorder, A 9016
2014: Authorizes Medical Cannabis, A 6357E
Contact Anthony Palumbo

Email: palumbo@nysenate.gov

Web: https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/anthony-h-palumbo

Phone: 518-455-3121


188 State Street Legislative Office Building, Room 604

Albany, NY 12247

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