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NY Governor Moves To Decriminalize Possession Of Small Amounts Of Marijuana

NY Governor Moves To Decriminalize Possession Of Small Amounts Of Marijuana

The New York Times: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view.

The Times’ reports:

Advocates of such a change say the offense has ensnared tens of thousands of young black and Latino men who are stopped by the New York City police for other reasons but after being instructed to empty their pockets, find themselves charged with a crime.


 

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