Ex-senator who opposed smoking pot joins marijuana lobbying group

Ex-senator who opposed smoking pot joins marijuana lobbying group

Alfonse D’Amato is going from Senator Pothole to Senator Pot.

The former Republican U.S. senator from New York has been hired as a senior adviser by the Marijuana Policy Project, a national pro-pot group that for the first time is starting an affiliate in the Empire State.

The MPP says it was founded in 1995 to advocate nationally for “sensible and compassionate” laws governing pot use.

In New York, the group will initially focus on promoting ways to strengthen the state’s existing medical marijuana program, though D’Amato didn’t rule out the idea that the group will be part of any future discussions about legalizing the recreational use of pot for adults.

Ex-senator who opposed smoking pot joins marijuana lobbying group






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