Cynthia Nixon Supports Legalizing Marijuana
Before we start, let’s clear up a common question: “Which one was she?” Cynthia Nixon played Miranda, the cynical, red-haired lawyer on HBO’s “Sex and the City.”
Speaking on The Wendy Williams Show Wednesday, Ms. Nixon’s first TV interview since entering the race on March 19, she said: “I’m absolutely for the legalization of marijuana. Let’s capture some of that revenue.”
When asked about legalizing marijuana at a private fundraiser last week, Nixon “pumped her fist and said yes,” according to Dan Davenport, an editor and writer who attended the event.
Cynthia Nixon, a native New Yorker whose activism goes back nearly two decades, refuses to accept corporate donations. She is, nevertheless, enjoying considerable success early on by raising money from small donors.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the two-term Democrat with no problem accepting corporate donations, has long been opposed to legalizing recreational marijuana.
Patients with diseases including AIDS, cancer and epilepsy have a great deal of difficulty obtaining medical marijuana because there are so few recommending physicians in New York. Once patients manage to get a rec from a doctor, they are limited to using only non-smokeable versions of cannabis.