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Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Development in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Regardless of Legalization

Whereas Possession Arrests Stay Low, Alarming Development in Marijuana Distribution Arrests and Public Consumption Prices Just lately launched information from the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Division exhibits that racial disparities in arrests for marijuana stay excessive, regardless of marijuana turning into authorized for grownup use in 2015. In 2017, 86% of arrestees have been […]

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Governor Cuomo Strikes Ahead on Legalizing Marijuana for Grownup Use in New York State

Right this moment, Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced his place endorsing marijuana legalization in New York. This is a crucial step for Governor Cuomo to acknowledge the Division of Well being report and transfer New York ahead to finish prohibition that has been so devastating to people and communities. Nonetheless, it’s essential that the work group […]

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Westchester Report Reveals Stark Marijuana Arrest Disparities

White Plains, NY — Right this moment, WESPAC Basis, Westchester Coalition for Police Reform, and the Drug Coverage Alliance launched a report highlighting marijuana prohibition enforcement practices in Westchester County and their disparate impression on Black and Latino residents. The report, Marijuana Arrests and Enforcement in Westchester County, reveals that marijuana prohibition in Westchester county has […]

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Governor Cuomo Releases Report Recommending New York State Legalize Marijuana for Grownup Use

Right now, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Division of Well being launched an impression evaluation of marijuana legalization. The report concludes that the advantages of taxing and regulating marijuana far outweighs any potential unfavourable penalties. The examine was commissioned by Governor Cuomo and introduced in his deal with on the manager price […]

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Senate Democratic Chief Chuck Schumer Introduces Invoice to Decriminalize Marijuana on the Federal Degree

Invoice Additionally Takes Steps to Restore Harms of Prohibition, Together with New Grant Program To Facilitate Expungement for Individuals Convicted of Marijuana Possession DPA Assertion: Schumer’s Invoice Demonstrates Legitimacy of Marijuana Reform, however It’s Solely a First Step Right this moment, Senate minority chief Chuck Schumer launched laws that might decriminalize and de-schedule marijuana on the […]

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New York State Well being Commissioner Howard Zucker to Permit Sufferers who’re Prescribed Opioids to Entry the State’s Medical Marijuana Program

DPA Assertion: Marijuana Vital Software to Fight Opioid Disaster, Research Present Broad Entry is Key The New York State Well being Commissioner Howard Zucker introduced that sufferers who’re prescribed opioids may have entry to the state’s medical marijuana program. There’s a rising physique of scientific literature suggesting that authorized entry to marijuana can cut back […]

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Canada Turns into Second Nation within the World – And First G-20 Nation – to Legally Regulate Marijuana

Final night time, the Canadian Senate authorised The Hashish Act, making Canada the second nation on the earth to legally regulate all features of the marijuana market – together with manufacturing, sale and consumption – following Uruguay’s historic transfer to take action in 2013. The invoice has already handed the Home of Commons and has […]

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Advocates Say Finish the Arrests, Problem Carve-Outs in Mayor de Blasio’s New Marijuana Enforcement Plan

New York—Advocates, group organizations, and Council Members held a press convention and rally difficult Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD’s newly-announced marijuana enforcement coverage, urging the Mayor to finish racially biased marijuana arrests fully. The Mayor and NYPD Commissioner introduced the coverage shift yesterday within the fruits of their 30-day assessment interval to evaluate marijuana […]

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Advocates Slam Mayor de Blasio’s New Marijuana Arrest Plan

Wednesday at Midday: Marijuana Justice Rally at Metropolis Corridor Steps In response to Mayor de Blasio’s announcement about new insurance policies for marijuana arrests, VOCAL-NY and the Drug Coverage Alliance launched the next assertion, attributable to Civil Rights Marketing campaign Director Nick Encalada-Malinowski and Drug Coverage Alliance New York Director Kassandra Frederique. “It is irritating that […]

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New York State Well being Commissioner Howard Zucker Speaks Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization in New York, Says DOH Will Launch Examine Quickly

The New York State Well being Commissioner Howard Zucker at the moment spoke out in favor of legalization marijuana for grownup use in New York and stated that the Division of Well being shall be releasing a full research on the subject within the coming days. The research was commissioned by Governor Cuomo and introduced […]

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U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner Announce Landmark Bipartisan Invoice to Shield States’ Rights to Legalize Marijuana

As we speak, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Strengthening the Tenth Modification By Entrusting States (STATES) Act, the Senate’s first-ever bipartisan invoice that might shield states that legalize marijuana. A companion invoice within the Home of Representatives co-sponsored by David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) was additionally introduced right […]

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New York Meeting Passes Key Marijuana Payments: Sealing Marijuana Convictions and Medical Marijuana Entry for Opioid Use Dysfunction

Drug Coverage Alliance: Marijuana Reform and Legalization Should Restore Harms of Mass Criminalization of Communities of Shade Ensuing From Marijuana Prohibition Enforcement Analysis Exhibits Entry to Authorized Marijuana Can Cut back Overdose Deaths The New York State Meeting voted yesterday to move a invoice to seal marijuana convictions for people who’ve been unjustly and unconstitutionally […]

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Thursday: Canada Anticipated to Formally Approve Marijuana Legalization

Tomorrow, the Canadian Senate is anticipated to approve marijuana legalization laws in a historic vote.  The invoice has the help of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and has already handed the Home of Commons. Canada will grow to be the second nation on the earth to legally regulate all elements of the marijuana market – together […]

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Mayor Invoice de Blasio to Instruct NYPD to Cease Arresting New Yorkers for Marijuana

Assertion from the Drug Coverage Alliance and VOCAL-NY attributable to Kassandra Frederique (Drug Coverage Alliance) and Jeremy Saunders (VOCAL-NY) The Every day Information is reporting that New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice De Blasio is creating an official job pressure to organize for when marijuana is legalized in New York and also will direct the NYPD […]

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Marijuana Legalization Approaching Tipping Level in New York

Extreme racial disparities in marijuana arrests and requires marijuana legalization are producing an avalanche of stories in New York. The Drug Coverage Alliance is at present main a marketing campaign, Begin SMART New York, to legalize marijuana in New York for grownup use, with a concentrate on racial, social and financial justice. We can be […]

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Entrance Web page NY Instances Story: Extreme Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests Proceed in NYC

A significant investigation by the New York Instances discovered continued racial disparities in marijuana enforcement and arrests in each neighborhood within the Metropolis. The Instances discovered, “Throughout town, black individuals have been arrested on low-level marijuana fees at eight occasions the speed of white, non-Hispanic individuals over the previous three years. Hispanic individuals have been […]

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Advocates Demand Marijuana Legalization in New York Concentrate on Racial and Financial Justice

Albany —Advocates assembled within the state capitol in the present day to induce state Legislators and the Governor to maneuver on marijuana reform and emphasize that marijuana legalization stays a social, racial, and financial justice problem. Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Liz Krueger had been joined by organizations and teams devoted to legal justice reform, civil […]

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TUESDAY Press Convention: Advocates Demand Marijuana Legalization in New York Give attention to Racial and Financial Justice

ALBANY, N.Y. –  On Might eight, a coalition of neighborhood advocates led by Drug Coverage Alliance will be part of Senator Liz Krueger (D-New York Metropolis) and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) to push the Legislature and the Governor to move the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040B/A.3506B), which might legalize marijuana for grownup use. […]

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Mount Zion Baptist Church of Pleasantville, Atlantic Metropolis and Mainland-Pleasantville NAACP branches, the Atlantic County Coalition for a Secure Group and the Drug Coverage Alliance Host Discussion board on Marijuana Legalization and Racial Justice

Pleasantville, NJ—On Wednesday, April 25th, the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Pleasantville, Atlantic Metropolis and Mainland-Pleasantville NAACP branches, the Atlantic County Coalition for a Secure Group and the Drug Coverage Alliance will host, “Set the Captive Free: Marijuana, Morality & Cash,” at 7:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church (353 S. New Street, Pleasantville, NJ […]

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Albuquerque, N.M. Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Albuquerque Turns into the Second Metropolis in New Mexico to Take away Felony Penalties for Marijuana Possession Albuquerque, NM – Right now, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller signed into legislation an ordinance eradicating felony sanctions pertaining to possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia from the town’s municipal codes. The brand new metropolis ordinance makes one ounce […]

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