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January 6, 2014: Reporters, medical marijuana proposal, NY2A

The legislative session begins on Wednesday but before we look ahead, we want to reflect on the year that just ended. What were the biggest stories of 2013? Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday and Nick Reisman, Reporter for Time Warner Cable News’ Capital Tonight all help us put 2013 to bed.

According to the New York Times, Governor Cuomo will use his executive powers to allow a limited number of hospitals around the state to dispense medical marijuana to patients with cancer and other conditions. We discuss the issue with one of the legislature’s strongest advocates for legalization, Staten Island Democrat, Senator Diane Savino.

Since a judge upheld a majority of the provisions in the Governor’s Safe Act, advocates for the 2nd Amendment have renewed their efforts to repeal the law. NY2A and its affiliates are planning a series of forums over the next several months “to help educate NY citizens about how to avoid registering their lawfully possessed firearms”. SAFE Act registration deadline is April 15, 2014. Anti-NY Safe Act activist Jake Palmateer of NY2A joins us.

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