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NY Assembly Passes Key Marijuana Bills

This is the third time the Assembly has passed this legislation, underscoring the chamberā€™s call for marijuana reform to center those who have been impacted by prohibition's disproportionate enforcement.

People Are Still Being Arrested For Marijuana In NYC And Race Is A Factor

A major investigation by theĀ New York TimesĀ finds continued racial disparities in marijuana enforcement and arrests in every neighborhood in New York City.

Californians Can Get Marijuana Convictions Expunged This Weekend

In an effort to help people reduce or clear their criminal records, the Drug Policy Alliance is hosting a series of four free record expungement fairs in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Baton Rouge Is About To Decriminalize Marijuana

This week, the East Baton Rouge Metropolitan City Council voted 8-4 in favor of an ordinance to decriminalize marijuana in East Baton Rouge Parish, which includes the state capital of Baton Rouge.

Does Trump Really Want The Death Penalty For Drug Sellers?

Five sources within the Trump Administration indicate that the president regularly makes statements indicating he would like to emulate policies of China, the Philippines, and Singapore by executing drug sellers, according to aĀ report by Axios.

Cannabis In Trouble: Trump’s New Budget Doubles Down On Drug War

Earlier this week, President Trump released his Administrationā€™s FY19Ā budget, alarming drug policy reform advocates by increasing funding for programs most associated with the war on drugs.

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