Assemblyman Al Graf Gets Last Laugh On Medical Marijuana

NEW YORK:  They laughed at him back then. But Assemblyman Al Graf ended up getting the change he wanted in a medical marijuana bill currently under consideration in the State Legislature.

Graf (R-Holbrook) drew snickers two weeks ago when, while debating the bill, he asked why there were no provisions to prevent marijuana products from being sold in the edible form of “gummy bears,” chocolate bars and cookies. He went on for a good 10 minutes, talking about problems in Colorado — which has legalized pot outright — where marijuana is sold in candy forms.

But Graf got the last laugh: Legislators who sponsor the bill agreed this week to amend it to specifically ban “confections, carbonated beverages and products that are marketed to children.”