Politician Info
A+ Liz Krueger (D - NY) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Sponsor of S.1527-2019

Holds office State Senate District 28

Candidate in race for State Senate District 28 on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Sponsored Legislation

S.854 - The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act of 2021

Comments

State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today following Senate passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (S.854-A): “Today is an historic day for New Yorkers. I could not be more proud to cast my vote to end the failed policies of marijuana prohibition in our state, and begin the process of building a fair and inclusive legal market for adult-use cannabis. It has been a long road to get here, but it will be worth the wait. The bill we have held out for will create a nation-leading model for legalization. "New York's program will not just talk the talk on racial justice, it will walk the walk: ending the racially disparate enforcement that was endemic to prohibition, automatically expunging the records of those who were caught up in the so-called "War on Drugs," and channeling 40% of the revenue back into the most hard-hit communities. It also puts 20% of the revenue into drug treatment and education, and 40% into our public schools. Not to mention building a multi-billion dollar industry for New York that encourages small businesses and farms while balancing safety with economic growth. 3/30/21

Votes
2022: Requires Coverage of Medical Marijuana by Certain Insurers, S 8837
Yes
2021: The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, S 854
Yes
2019: Amends Marijuana-Related Laws and Violations, S6579A
Yes
2014: Authorizes Medical Cannabis, A 6357E
Yes
Contact Liz Krueger

Email: lkrueger@nysenate.gov

Web: https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/liz-krueger

Phone: 518-455-2297

Address

172 State Street Capitol Building, Room 416 CAP

Albany, NY 12247

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