You may also contact the Governor’s office by phone (518) 474-8390 or mail:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
I am writing you today to urge you to oppose the legalization and commercialization of marijuana in our state.
As reported, the Department of Health will release a report recommending legalizing and commercializing marijuana in the state of New York.
Public health data from states that have legalized marijuana strongly indicate that we should be pumping the brakes on legalization: we have seen increased drugged-driving fatalities, increased emergency room visits and poison control calls, and increased worker accidents and absenteeism.
A cost study in our neighboring state of Connecticut found that that the costs of legalization exceeded the projected revenues by 90%.
Now is exactly the wrong time to commercialize marijuana in our state. Legalization in other states has been a failed experiment, let’s not repeat their mistakes.
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