Katz said he did not personally support his ‘no’ vote on medical marijuana in 2012. “I decided to vote what I believed to be the vote of my constituents. The day after that I told my wife, ‘Next year, I really don’t care.’ I’m voting for medical marijuana because that’s what I believe in and I’m not comfortable with what happened. I knew how I was going to vote and I felt great about it. I knew how I was going to vote a year before the police incident.”
Katz’s citation for three grams of pot resulted in a $75 fine, 20 hours of community service and was dismissed. It also energized the veterinarian, who graduated Cornell in 76 and got a VMD from U. Penn in 89.