NY Gov Cuomo wants to Decrimalize Pot

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (5 posts)
  1. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    According to The Times, the new legislation would seek to downgrade the possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana in public view from a misdemeanor to a violation. The maximum fine would be $100 for first-time violators.

    The plan was endorsed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, saying it was consistent with a 2011 order by NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly for cops to issue violations -- not misdemeanors -- for small amounts of marijuana that officers see during a search.

    I think this will save some money as far as law enforcement is concerned. The small pot smoker who doesn't sell it and uses it for their own purpose isn't a criminal

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/gov_ … BiVxaxdoYJ

    1. peeples profile image96
      peeplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Smart idea! Stop wasting tax dollars trying to crack down on pot smokers.

  2. innersmiff profile image70
    innersmiffposted 6 years ago

    I think we're finally getting there - now legalise and legalise it all. Stop the drug war and consequently millions of lives every year NOW.

  3. jacharless profile image81
    jacharlessposted 6 years ago

    Well, there is broad speculation that New York state intends to legalize the use of naturally produced cannabis, like any other plant or herb. This would allow for "recreational/luxury" taxation, as they did with tobacco just recently. A single pack of tobacco cigarettes went from 7$ to 15$ in a year. The average smoker in NY purchases 2 packs p/day or 730 p/year. The tax revenue from a single individual amounts to 4,300$ annual. Just one million pp in Manhattan alone produces $4.3B in tax revenue through tobacco sales. Sadly, merchants made just 0.50$ p/pack.

    A pack of cigarettes has a half ounce of tobacco.
    The street value of a half ounce of cannabis is $200.
    In short, they could imply a 40% tax on the sale of cannabis cigarettes or $80 p/pack.

    The funny thing is, practically every NY'er {urban & rural} I know, smokes weed and half of them smoke tobacco as well. There is a fortune to be made from people laughing and getting the munchies. The Food & Beverage industry would sky-rocket for certain.

    And they could easily apply the same rules of DUI to cannabis, to keep people from doing silly things with machines.


    1. peeples profile image96
      peeplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow $200? Nice to be a southerner!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)