NY: Cynthia Nixon Brings Union Square Crowd To New High By Putting Legalization Of Marijuana At Top Of Campaign

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A plethora of pot lovers seemed positively stoked when reefer-friendly gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon arrived at a rally in Union Square Saturday.

Nixon brought the crowd to a new high when she reiterated her support for legalizing marijuana and declared that she would prioritize neighborhoods of color for licenses to sell.

“If you are black or Latino, you are 10 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis than if you are white. And that’s not right,” she said to cheers.

“It will follow you for the rest of your life, that arrest, and it will make it harder for you to get a job and it will make it harder for you to get a place to live,” she added.

The “Sex and the City” star-turned-politico was the most prominent speaker at the pro-legalization New York City Cannabis Parade.

As she headed for the subway, Nixon told the Daily News that legalizing marijuana should be a number one priority for the state.

“It’s really important for New York to be a progressive leader again,” she said, calling it a racial justice issue.

Back at the rally, Aron Kay, 68, scoffed at the notion that pot use leads to the consumption of harder drugs.

“I’ve been smoking pot since age 17 and I’ve never had the urge to try garbage like heroin,” said Kay, a Manhattan activist known as the “Yippie Pie Man.”

Marijuana is not a gateway drug.”

Hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy was there filming his upcoming documentary, “The Grass is Greener.”

“New York City is behind the curve on legalizing this plant,” Freddy said.

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