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New York Cannabis Legislation

New York Moves A Step Closer To Full Cannabis Legalization

Following the New York district attorney’s Wednesday announcement that law enforcement would cease to prosecute for low-level cannabis charges, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the appointment of a working group to draft legislation to legalize marijuana in the state. “I have reviewed the multi-agency report commissioned last January and have discussed its findings with Health […]

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Organizations Fighting To End The War On Weed And Racial Inequality In The Cannabis Community

Historically, anti-cannabis campaigns have targeted people of color. Nearly a hundred years ago, prohibition was racialized initially against Mexican immigrants, following the Mexican Revolution of 1910 when a wave of newcomers headed north and cannabis became associated with Hispanic migrants. Despite claims these immigrants “introduced” the plant to the United States, there were many people […]

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Cynthia Nixon

Despite A Temporary Setback In The New York Governor Race, Pro-Cannabis Candidate Cynthia Nixon Vows To Push On

Sex and the City star turned cannabis advocate Cynthia Nixon vowed to continue her run to oust New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), after losing the party endorsement by 95 percent. Despite her loss, Nixon attended the May 23 Democratic Party State Convention at Long Island’s Hofstra University, telling the gathered press, “I am attending […]

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O Mother, Where Art Thou? Mothers Still Frequently Incarcerated For Nonviolent Cannabis-Related Crimes

Oftentimes, discussion around policing tactics involves people of color, particularly black men — and rightfully so, given how violently and unfairly they’re targeted by cops in the United States, according to The Washington Post’s somber database Fatal Force. However, that doesn’t mean women and non-binary people are not harmed by racist, classist policing. Particularly mothers, […]

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cannabis diversity

The War On Drugs Is Being Fought By These Racially Inclusive Organizations

Cannabis is not immune to racism. The disproportionate targeting of people of color is deeply ingrained in the plant’s history, whether it’s violent border enforcement to keep “marijuana” — a xenophobic term that surfaced during the Great Depression to play up the plant’s scary-exotic, foreign qualities — and Mexican immigrants out of the United States, […]

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Triumph Over Adversity: GFive Cultivation Talks The Ups And Downs Of Being A POC In The Cannabis Industry

It’s a fact: Racial minorities are frequently arrested for cannabis-related charges at a noticeably larger degree than their white counterparts. While black people in the US consume cannabis at a similar rate to white people, they’re 3.73 times more likely to be nabbed for possession, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. And with white […]

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