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New York State Legalizes Marijuana Usage; Millions in Tax Revenue Will Be Used to Promote Racial Equity

Possessing up to three ounces of cannabis (or marijuana) is now legal in the state of New York. Luis Ferré-Sadurní of The New York Times has reported that “after years of stalled attempts, New York State has legalized the use of recreational marijuana, enacting a robust program that will reinvest…

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House Passes Landmark Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday, Dec. 4, in favor of a bill that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge convictions for nonviolent marijuana-related charges at the federal level. This move comes amidst growing public acceptance of marijuana’s health benefits and its usage, as well as a growing sentiment…

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ACLU Data Finds High Racial Disparities in New Jersey Marijuana-Related Arrests, Calls for Legalization

Though polls show most people in New Jersey agree that marijuana should be legalized, there has been an increase in marijuana arrests in the state in recent years, the ACLU of New Jersey’s most recent data reports. Out of these arrests, racial disparities between Black and white suspects are high….

Baltimore Ends Prosecuting Marijuana Cases

Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore, said on Tuesday that she would stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases regardless of quantity or prior criminal record. Mosby also urged state legislators to support a bill allowing her to vacate almost 5,000 criminal convictions, including corrupt police cases. “For far too long,…

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III's Move to Stop States from Legalizing Marijuana Is Racist

Yesterday, hate transcended 60 years of the Republican Southern Strategy. The party of states’ rights suddenly became anti-states’ rights. Why Black people and white people consume marijuana at roughly the same rate. However, Black people are arrested 2 to 5 times as much as white people for marijuana (some regions…

More Whites Smoke Weed, But NYC Spent $440M Targeting Blacks and Latinos

New York City cops intentionally are targeting Black and Latino youth for marijuana possession, according to a new report from the Drug Policy Alliance. The data suggest that the NYPD, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, is acting on racial bias to inequitably arrest Black and Latinos for marijuana possessionan initiative…