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New York weed legalization attempts to end chronic racial disparities

The legalization of weed in New York is a big deal, but so are the social equity goals of the legislation the state put in place.
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Black residents made up 97% of marijuana arrests in New York state capital

WTF, Albany? In the past year, police made 134 cannabis arrests. Only four were white people.
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This is America: Super Bowl champ arrested for enjoying ‘essential’ product

The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing marijuana prohibition for what it is: A prison trap set for people of color.
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