Assemblyman Steve Katz, R-Yorktown, voted against the legalization of medical marijuana last year in the state Assembly.
Katz, a veterinarian, voted against the legalization of medical marijuana during a vote on June 13. It passed 91-52, with most Republicans voting against it.
After Gannett’s Albany Bureau broke the story today, here’s the news release that State Police put out today.
At approximately 10:00 AM on March 14, 2013, State Police arrested STEPHEN M. KATZ, age 59, of Mohegan Lake, NY for the violation of Unlawful Possession of Marihuana following a traffic stop on the New York State Thruway in the Town of Coeymans. While northbound on I-87, Mr. Katz was stopped for traveling at 80 miles per hour in a posted 65 miles per hour speed zone. After noting the odor of marihuana, a New York State Trooper found Katz in possession of a small bag of marihuana. MR. KATZ was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Coeymans Court on March 28th.