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Saturday, 25 June 2011

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Albany, New York - New York lawmakers have passed a bill that legalizes "Gay Marijuana" in the state. The lawmakers had been working on a law to approve same-sex marriage in New York, but a last-minute AutoCorrect glitch changed the complexion of the legislation.

"This is a disaster of unmitigated proportions," said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who unwittingly signed the law into effect without proofreading it. "By trying to avoid typos, we've erased years of human rights progress. Now we're going to have to start all over again."

But the news wasn't all bad. Thousands of prisoners who were serving time for possessing marijuana turned out to be gay, and were immediately released.

And the anticipated "street impact" of the new law prompted police departments throughout the state to eliminate their so-called "anti-pot squads." The resulting savings in law enforcement and correctional services will permit New York to balance its budget for the first time in years.

The state is also discovering that a much larger percentage of its general population is gay than had previously been believed. Just hours after the legislation passed, city halls throughout New York were inundated with huge, enthusiastic crowds applying for their Gay Marijuana Certificates.

Gay pride advocates were at first outraged by the legislative blunder. But their attitude changed after they considered the benefits provided by the new law. "Could you pass me those brownies, dude?" their spokesperson stated.

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