Assembly Committee Moves to Legalize Marijuana

A bill legalizing medical marijuana passed the Assembly’s health committee today.

The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Dick Gottfried, chairman of the Health Committee, now has to pass through the Assembly’s Codes Committee.

But the big catch, of course, is the Republican-controlled Senate.

As of now, there is no companion bill. An aide to the state Senator Kemp Hannon, chairman of the Senate’s Health Committee, was surprised to hear about the Assembly’s move and said the Senator may or may not comment on the issue.

— Azi Paybarah

Assembly Committee Moves to Legalize Marijuana