New York Republican Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana Busted For Pot

The Wall Street Journal reports a pretty good example of political hypocrisy, with lawmaker Steve Katz, fresh off of helping defeat the legalization of medical marijuana in New York state for people who desperately need it:

A Putnam County assemblyman received a ticket for marijuana possession Thursday after he was stopped for speeding on the New York State Thruway.

Assemblyman Steve Katz, a 59-year-old Republican who voted no last year on a bill to legalize medical marijuana, had been traveling 80 mph on I-87 through Coeymans, N.Y., where the speed limit is 65 mph, state police said. During the speeding stop, police said a trooper noted the odor of marijuana and found Mr. Katz in possession of a small bag.

State police released Mr. Katz with a ticket and ordered him to appear in court on March 28. He didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

24 Comments on "New York Republican Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana Busted For Pot"

  1. This is why you never drive around while carrying. If you are, drive immaculately. Unless the cop planted the weed.

  2. Matt Staggs | Mar 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm |

    I suggest he be stoned for this infraction…

  3. Douche nozzle!

  4. Anarchy Pony | Mar 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm |

    Hypocrisy, thy name is Tea Party Republicans.

  5. I think it was a radio talk show host named “Mad Dog” Bob Lassiter that I first heard say, “Children rebel against their parents’ hypocrisies, not their values”.

  6. He voted for freedom with his “no” vote on marijuana legalization. As in freedom to not pay any taxes on his home grown herb.

  7. InfvoCuernos | Mar 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm |

    A hypocrite politician, I am shocked. I am going to loose all faith in the system. no rly..

  8. InfvoCuernos | Mar 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm |

    A hypocrite politician, I am shocked. I am going to loose all faith in the system. no rly..

  9. BuzzCoastin | Mar 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm |

    > a trooper noted the odor of marijuana and found Mr. Katz in possession of a small bag

    so the trooper is a stoner too
    will the hypocrisy of Der Homeland never end?

  10. Todd McClinton | Mar 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm |

    I wonder if he was ZIG ZAG ing down the road!

  11. Todd McClinton | Mar 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm |

    I wonder if he was ZIG ZAG ing down the road!

    • Matt Staggs | Mar 20, 2013 at 10:43 am |

      I felt terrible about making my own pun – hence I had to do it. However, I must tip my knitted Rasta had to you, sir.

  12. Hadrian999 | Mar 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm |

    I am sooo glad the world is here to keep me entertained

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