Op-Ed: Marijuana Reform Is Here, But Minorities Still Get Shafted

By Rev. Al Sharpton

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In the initial years of the Green Rush—the push in New York and the nation for medical marijuana and decriminalization—some cruel ironies were politely ignored by the burgeoning industry. Continue Reading →

Senator Schumer’s Announcement To Decriminalize Marijuana From Harlem To Hollis

From Bertha Lewis, President and Founder of The Black Institute:

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“I applaud Senator Chuck Schumer‘s decision to listen to the voice of the people and announce a plan to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Continue Reading →

Cuomo Lays Groundwork For Legalizing Marijuana From Harlem To Hollis

NY Post reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid the groundwork Thursday for legalizing marijuana in New York, saying neighboring states already have, or are about to, so “for all intents and purposes it is going to be here anyway.” Continue Reading →

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Ganja-Smoking Subway Rider Gets Others To Join Him On Harlem Train Ride

NYDaily News reports that some smokin’ straphangers took the high line to Harlem this weekend. Continue Reading →

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NYPD Claims Pot Arrests Are Based on 911 Calls

This week, the New York City Council held a joint hearing to discuss the city’s cannabis enforcement policies after activists decried an increasing number of minorities being arrested for pot possession, despite state and city policies decriminalizing low-level possession. Continue Reading →

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NYC Financed Record Number Of Affordable Homes In 2017, And A Pot Tax Could Fund The Future

As we look at the future of affordable housing from Harlem to Hollis, we may consider the Forbes projected $240 million and $1.4 billion of medical marijuana tax dollars per year to pay some of the cost of the housing (these numbers do not include legalized recreational marijuana taxes). Continue Reading →

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Warrant Forgiveness Event To Be Held In East Harlem

Several organizations, including law enforcement, will host a “clean slate” warrant forgiveness event in East Harlem on Saturday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced. Continue Reading →

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It’s Time To Legalize New York, From Harlem To The Hudson (Updated)

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The Cannabis Cultural Association is proud to support and be a part of this historic campaign. We all need to work together to change our laws in New York State. Continue Reading →

Pot Arrests Are Down In The City, But Not For People of Color

marijuanaThe NYPD arrested fewer people for marijuana in 2015 than they have in 20 years, but police continue to pick up blacks and Latinos at a much higher rate than other pot users, according to new data released Thursday. Continue Reading →

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