Andrew Garbarino
State Assemblyman

Garbarino has responded to Newsday's survey.

Tell him what you think in the comments.


Garbarino is a member of the Assembly. Working with the State Senate, the Assembly can propose and pass laws that legalize and tax medical marijuana.

Garbarino, of Sayville, was elected to the Assembly in 2012. A graduate of Sayville High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in history and classical humanities from George Washington University. He graduated from Hofstra University School of Law and joined his father's Sayville-based law firm.


Do you support legalizing the use of medical marijuana in New York?


Should chronically ill children and teens be able to use medical marijuana with parental and doctor approval?


Ways to consume marijuana include smoking it, using it as an oil, taking it as a capsule and eating it.

Should medical marijuana be available in a variety of forms to allow patients to choose the form they use?


Should medical marijuana be limited for chronically ill patients and distributed by a limited number of hospitals as proposed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo?

Do you support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana as has been done in Colorado and Washington?


His comments:

The questions in this survey over-simplify the issue surrounding medical marijuana. Throughout the country there are states that have varying laws with regards to medical marijuana. In my opinion, the bill currently before the NYS Assembly could give people with little or no real medical problems access to medical marijuana. Therefore. I can not support the bill in its current form. If a bill was proposed similar to New Jersey's law that limited the use of medical marijuana (oils, capsules, edible) to those with severe illnesses, I would be inclined to support.

What do you think?

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