GETTING CLOSER by BRUCE
This past Wednesday there was a press conference in Albany regarding the new and improved medical marijuana bill. The bill is being sponsored in the Assembly by Richard Gottfried and in the Senate by Diane Savino. The conference was hosted by Gabriel Sadegh and his assistant from Drug Policy Alliance, Anna Saini from VOCAL NY, and Troy, i think from NORML. Patient advocates were Wanda with HIV from the city and yours truly. Oncology nurse Eileen gave an impassioned plea for patients and the bill.
Drug policy alliance has taken the reins from MPP in leading this bill home. DPA has hired a full time lobbyest and Vince Marrone continues to work for the bill’s passage as well. It seems more likely than ever that it is just a matter of time. Words of encouragement are Cuomo hasn’t said yes but he hasn’t said no. I guess i’m getting jaded but it seemed like one more version of one more time.