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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A non-profit group of over 150 current and former athletes is calling for marijuana to be removed form the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited substances list. Medical marijuana legalization is spreading across the US, but most pro-athletes are still prevented from accessing it. That's because most major sports leagues follow drug guidelines set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which bans athletes from using cannabis even outside of competition.

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