Assemblyman Steve Katz

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Steve Katz, a New York state assemblyman and opponent of medical marijuana, was ticketed last week for his own stash of marijuana. For Steve Katz, it’s OK to get high and drive down the thruway going 80, but for someone who has a medicinal need, maybe he can refer you to his drug dealer. Read this entire USA Today article.

[message type=”custom” width=”100%” color=”#CCCCCC” border=”#C9C9C9″ color=”#333333″] Assemblyman Steve Katz, a Republican from Yorktown, N.Y., was ticketed after he was clocked driving 80 mph in a 65-mph zone at about 10 a.m. Thursday, State Police spokeswoman Darcy Wells said.
When an officer approached the vehicle, the state trooper smelled marijuana, Wells said. Katz turned over a small bag of what appeared to be marijuana.

Katz voted against the legalization of medical marijuana last year, saying on the Assembly floor that, “as far as the medical marijuana element of this for intractable pain, or what have you, you have an answer for that already and truly you can get it if you truly need it.” The bill did not pass.
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