Cynthia Nixon Talks Marijuana Legalization With Stephen Colbert

Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Cynthia Nixon was a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, to talk about her run for governor of New York. And of course, she talked about one of her biggest policy platforms: The legalization of marijuana.

"I think it’s a good moment to speak about my past drug use since it will probably come out during the campaign," she said. "I was an actor in the 80s - it was a crazy time. I think it’s important to let people know that I've only smoked pot twice in my life. It’s so embarrassing!"

Getting serious, she got into the main reason behind her approach to marijuana: justice. "In the city of New York, for example, if you're a person of color you're ten times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than if you’re white."

Check out the whole interview above. The marijuana discussion starts around 8:10.

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Citing supply shortages, Ontario announced Thursday that they would now be taking a “phased approach” to issuing cannabis retail licenses. Despite earlier claims that they would not be capping the number of licenses for retail pot shops, they announced Thursday that they would, in fact, be limiting the number of licenses dispensed in April to 25. The province says that the licenses will be issued though a lottery system overseen by a third party to “ensure equality and transparency.” This, of course, is following the Progressive Conservative’s stark change in cannabis policy for the province after defeating the Ontario Liberal government in 2018.