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.

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24 Responses to New York Republican Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana Busted For Pot

  1. echar March 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

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

  2. Matt Staggs March 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    I suggest he be stoned for this infraction…

  3. Juan March 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Douche nozzle!

  4. Anarchy Pony March 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Hypocrisy, thy name is Tea Party Republicans.

    • Jin The Ninja March 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

      i shall not do as i say, i shall not do as i say, i shall not do as i say.

      tony robbins for the libertarian set.

      • Anarchy Pony March 20, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

        MY NINJA! Were you on an internet vacation? Happened to me once.

        • Jin The Ninja March 21, 2013 at 11:16 am #

          i’ve been doing my own blogging and ninja shit;)
          but i lurk every now and then.

          • Anarchy Pony March 21, 2013 at 11:27 am #

            Lurking ninjas. There’s a joke there somewhere.

          • Jin The Ninja March 21, 2013 at 11:43 am #

            ninja are only good at dry, biting retorts…
            if only i was funnier class like a red/blue mage…:P

          • Calypso_1 March 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

            is this a secret blog?

  5. Zenc March 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    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”.

    • Calypso_1 March 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

      I do believe i will have that engraved upon a plaque.

  6. Audio7 March 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    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 March 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 March 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 March 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 March 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

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

  11. Todd McClinton March 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

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

    • Matt Staggs March 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 March 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

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

    • Calypso_1 March 19, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

      Hear, Here!

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