December 19, 2013 8:40 am -

New York State Assemblyman Steve Katz, who voted against medical marijuana, now claims he did so only because he thought that’s the way his constituents felt.

Katz recently joined a marijuana investment and research firm, The ArcView Group, according to ArcView CEO Troy Dayton.

Dayton told the “Smell the Truth” blog of the San Francisco Chronicle that Katz wants to raise millions of dollars to fund marijuana-related start-ups.

Not only did Katz vote against medical marijuana in 2012, but he was also cited for a small amount of marijuana possession in March after a police officer pulled him over on a traffic stop.