Facing strong criticism from black leaders, Cynthia Nixon on Thursday said she would no longer refer to “reparations” in her push to legalize marijuana.
“I’m not going to use that word anymore,” Nixon told The Post during a subway campaign stop in Brooklyn.
While backtracking on using the term, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate said she will continue to emphasize that people of color who’ve been unjustly punished by anti-drug laws should benefit from the government’s sanctioning of weed.
“Marijuana legalization is coming. We have to make sure that people like John Boehner [former House Speaker] aren’t the only ones profiting,” Nixon said.