Happy belated holidaze, my fellow stoners!
We hope your 420 was as high quality as ours was.
We think you'll agree with us when we say the only thing better than lighting up a fat one is lighting up a fat LEGAL one.
While De Blasio is working on getting New Yorkers to quit tobacco, he's not doing much to legalize our favorite herb. That's where you come in.
Instead of ranting on social media, put those slacktivism skills to use and make your voice heard!
According to TimeOut NY, you have a few options.
1. Support new legislation.
The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, introduced by Liz Krueger, would legalize recreational marijuana. If it were to pass, New York would be the 9th state to pass such a law.
The best way to show your support for this one would be to call or write to your local congressperson. If you're too stoned to type up your own letter though, no worries. NORML has a pre-written form filled out. All you have to do is put in your contact info, and they'll pass the message along.
2. Advocate for medical marijuana expansion.
Even though we've made strides in the medical marijuana world, we're still lagging behind other less restrictive states. It is nearly impossible to get a medicinal card here compared to states like California.
And not all those that need a medicinal card are approved for one. Patients suffering from certain illnesses like PTSD are not included. You can call the New York State Department of Health Commissioner's office to push for expansion.
3. Draft a new state constitution.
We're actually not kidding with this one. Every 20 years, New York holds a referendum to completely overhaul and write up a new constitution.
If all else fails, this may not be too bad of an idea. The new constitution could include an amendment for legal marijuana use. The vote comes around again this November.
Sure, it's easier to pack a bowl and forget about the world for a while, but that would just be proving the pothead stereotype right.
It's time to puff-puff-pass some legislation, guys![Feature Image Courtesy Youtube] [via TimeOut NY]