WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Andrew Falk, who is running for State Assembly in the 94th District, said Assemblyman Steve Katz made marijuana an issue in his district.
Falk, a Democrat, is opposing Katz, a Republican, who is running for a third term. Falk previously ran against Katz in 2012.
In a video interview with Daily Voice, Falk criticized Katz for voting no on medical marijuana. In March 2013, Katz was arrested on the New York State Thruway in 2013 for possession of marijuana. The charges were dismissed after Katz paid a $75 fine and performed 20 hours of community service.
"When he had the chance to do the right thing and say politicians shouldn't get between a doctor and their patient....[he] voted no on medical marijuana," Falk said.
Falk was critical of Katz's marijuana arrest, saying he was arrested at 10:30 a.m. on a day when he was scheduled to vote in the Assembly.
"His hypocrisy blew up in spectacular fashion that morning in March," Falk said. "People get to make their own determination whether that maybe should disqualify someone from representing them up in Albany."
The 94th District includes Yorktown, Somers and parts of Putnam County.
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