(CNBC) Nearly a year ago, New York Assemblyman Steve Katz found himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. He was busted for marijuana possession when he was pulled over for speeding.
The news shocked many people, mostly because the Republican lawmaker had voted repeatedly against legalizing marijuana—even for medicinal use. But Katz has changed his tune.
"I am a national advocate for medical marijuana and, ultimately, adult-use marijuana," he said. "And in the process I am also an investor starting a number of businesses."
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