Cuomo, during an unrelated event in Long Island Wednesday, disputed Nixon's claim, noting that in January he announced plans to have the state Health Department study the health and economic health impacts of legalizing marijuana.
Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. The victor of the Democratic primary will move forward to the general election in November to hold the state of New York's highest elected office.
Nixon went on to say that 80% of people arrested for consuming marijuana in NY state are black and Latino, although white New Yorkers use marijuana at roughly the same rates.
The agenda is popular on both sides of the political spectrum: 64% percent of Americans want to see marijuana legalized, according to a recent Gallup poll. 80% of New Yorkers who are arrested for using marijuana are black or Latino, she writes, adding that, "The reality is that for white people, marijuana has effectively been legal for years".
"We now have states that have legalized marijuana". "You have MA, you have New Jersey talking about it - that would be a fundamentally different situation for the state of NY".
Nixon may not succeed in her primary challenge against Cuomo, but her platform's popularity among progressives may wind up shifting Cuomo on the issue of marijuana legalization.
For his part, de Blasio said he was a bit hesitant.
A representative for Nixon did not immediately respond to request for comment.
In a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, de Blasio doubled down on his opposition to legalization, but First Lady Chirlane McCray said she supports it, although she cautioned that it "should be highly regulated".
"I think we're actually ahead on it", he maintained.
Police confirmed the driver of the bus owned by Journey Bus Lines from Irvington, New Jersey had a valid driver's license. State Police still need to confirm the actual route through a forensic analysis of the device and passenger interviews.
However, she added the date could change as Middleton gave birth to Prince George and Princess Charlotte much later than expected. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton ) is now pregnant with her third child with Prince William .
But it also listed 14 horrific injuries - multiple abrasions near abdomen, buttocks, thighs, above and below knee joints and arms. In an apparent show-of-strength, Kuldeep Sengar, the rape accused BJP MLA from Unnao visited the SSP office in Lucknow .
As previously reported by the Inquisitr , Khloe Kardashian is stuck in Cleveland until after the birth of her daughter. She is due to give birth to her first child - Tristan's second - within days. "Wishing peace for everyone".
Hearings over the issue are scheduled in the US , and the European Union is considering what actions to take against the company. Finally, it declined to say whether messages will disappear automatically as Zuckerberg's did or via a user-set timer.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in Bihar , nearby 8.5 lakh toilets were constructed in Bihar in just seven days. They killed democracy & we will observe fast to bring their crime in front of the world.
A source familiar told CNN that Ryan called House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy about his retirement before the news broke. Two people with knowledge of Ryan's thinking said he has decided against seeking another term, but they did not say why.
Former New Zealand heptathlete Sarah Cowley-Ross reacts to Tom Walsh's win and Laurel Hubbard competing as a female weightlifter. She previously said: "It would be untrue to say the thought [of a bad reception from the crowd] never crossed my mind".
The companies are given 30 days to update their websites and comply with the USA federal law before the FTC takes further action. The Xbox One has a sticker that, if broken or removed, implies to Microsoft that a third party has opened the device.
Kendall Larsen, CEO of VirnetX, said the damages, which were based on sales of more than 400 million Apple devices, were "fair". The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has said the patents are invalid, in cases that are now before the U.S.
Betts Leads Sox In 14-1 Rout Of Yanks
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Israel on Highest Alert as Iran Threatens to Attack
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Labour Party joins ADP
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Stocks of Rusal collapse 50% after United States sanctions
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Dockless bike sharing service JUMP gets acquired by Uber
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Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial begins after delays
Mesereau Jr., a high-profile criminal defense veteran who helped Michael Jackson win acquittal in his 2005 child molesting trial. Steele said Constand pursued the civil suit in 2005, after Montgomery County prosecutors declined to bring criminal charges.