Back in March, Cynthia Nixon announced that she would be running against Andrew Cuomo for governor of New York. After retiring her role as Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s Sex and the City, Nixon channeled her inner-Miranda into running for governor. If successful, she would become the first governor who is both female and part of the LGBTQ community.
Cynthia Nixon already announced one of her primary priorities if she were elected as governor of New York City. Nixon’s first priority as governor would be – WAIT FOR IT – legalizing cannabis for the state of New York.
That’s right folks – Cynthia Nixon wants to legalize cannabis in New York. Nixon made cannabis a central part of her campaign because it touches up on so many other issues, especially for people of color. She called for cannabis legalization a mere month after announcing her candidacy. So not only is Nixon looking to become the first female and LGBTQ governor of New York, but she is looking to legalize cannabis for the state as well.
In real life, Cynthia Nixon has only smoked cannabis twice in her lifetime; even still, cannabis was used in a few instances of Sex and the City. The first time was during the episode ‘Hot Child in the City’ (season 3, episode, 15) when Carrie smokes weed with her boyfriend Wade “Superboy” Adams in his apartment. After Wade’s mother finds the bag of weed in the apartment, Carrie ended up taking it home to enjoy it with the girls.
The other instance happens a little later on in the episode ‘The Post-It Always Sticks Twice’ (season 6, episode 7) when Carrie and her friends visit the new nightclub Bed after her boyfriend broke up with her through a Post-It note. Miranda, being that she was able to fit into her new skinny jeans, gained the confidence to buy some cannabis from some guys on the street. Two distinct instances of cannabis use from one timeless show about a group of gals searching for love in New York City.
All joking aside, the liberal views from Sex and the City seems to be rubbing off New York City. New York City is looking to become the next big legal city this year. If successful, New York City could easily rake in hundreds of millions of dollars into the economy. Its famous figures like Cynthia Nixon that will bring New York City one step closer towards legalization.
After sharing cannabis with her fictional gal pals on Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon is looking to provide that opportunity for New Yorkers alike. Fiction is usually mirrored by reality; but in this case, REALITY is currently being mirrored by FICTION.
In order for cannabis use to become legal in the state of New York, Nixon will have to channel her inner-Miranda in order to make that happen. Who knows, maybe she will share some more weed with her gal pals. Only this time, it won’t be because Carrie got broken up through a Post-It note.