Alfonse D’Amato is a former Republican U.S. senator from New York who most of his life was against marijuana.

Today, he is now the senior adviser by the Marijuana Policy Project, a national pro-pot group. The MPP, which was founded in 1995, is now starting an affiliate in New York and is looking to nationally advocate for “sensible and compassionate” laws for marijuana use.

According to D’Amato, the group is pushing for Governor Cuomo to sign into a law a bill that would make medical marijuana available to veterans with PTSD.

“The (state) Health Department and the governor’s office have come a long way in making the utilization of medical marijuana easier, better, more professional,” D’Amato said. “That’s a work in progress.”

“I’m happy to see we have really moved in the right direction in New York,” D’Amato said.

D’Amato has remarked, “if we want to be realistic, you’ve got to look at the nation, what is taking place around us. It’s been implemented in (seven) states.”

“The conversation and the discussion about adult use and the legalization of adult use is taking place and will be taking place,” he said. “There is no doubt that that is something that will come more and more to the forefront as time goes on.”Former Senator who Opposed Pot is now Senior Adviser for the Marijuana Policy Project
Alfonse D’Amato is a former Republican U.S. senator from New York who most of his life was against marijuana.

Today, he is now the senior adviser by the Marijuana Policy Project, a national pro-pot group. The MPP, which was founded in 1995, is now starting an affiliate in New York and is looking to nationally advocate for “sensible and compassionate” laws for marijuana use.

According to D’Amato, the group is pushing for Governor Cuomo to sign into a law a bill that would make medical marijuana available to veterans with PTSD.
“The (state) Health Department and the governor’s office have come a long way in making the utilization of medical marijuana easier, better, more professional,” D’Amato said. “That’s a work in progress.”

“I’m happy to see we have really moved in the right direction in New York,” D’Amato said.

D’Amato has remarked, “if we want to be realistic, you’ve got to look at the nation, what is taking place around us. It’s been implemented in (seven) states.”

“The conversation and the discussion about adult use and the legalization of adult use is taking place and will be taking place,” he said. “There is no doubt that that is something that will come more and more to the forefront as time goes on.”

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