Sen. John Mannion to serve on newly created Senate Subcommittee on Cannabis

Originally published in CNY Central

Sen. John Mannion was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to serve on the new State Senate Subcommittee on Cannabis.

He represents New York Senate District 50, including much of Oswego and Onondaga Counties and serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Disabilities.

Sen. Mannion was a high school chemistry and biology teacher for 28 years and has a deep understanding of how marijuana use affects people as well as the cultivation and production processes. Sen. Mannion is a strong advocate of a safe and regulated adult-use market.

“Marijuana legalization in New York continues to be a work in progress and my hope is this subcommittee will help deliver a farm-to-consumer ecosystem that corrects historic injustices, while creating jobs and economic opportunity. I’m also focused on the social issues that are inherent to using marijuana including drugged driving and workplace safety. I want to thank Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins for her trust and confidence and I am looking forward to working closely with Subcommittee Chairman Senator Jeremy Cooney," Sen. Mannion said,