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legalize and tax marijuana to truly end the disproportionate arrests of black and latino new yorkers

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legalize and tax marijuana to truly end the disproportionate arrests of black and latino new yorkers

hundreds of thousands of new yorkers have suffered life-altering harms because of marijuana prohibition and the pretext it provides for law enforcement to over-police communities of color.sixty new yorkers are arrested every day for marijuana possession — since 1996, there have been more than 800,000 such arrests.advertisementalthough marijuana possession was decriminalized in new york in 1977, a loophole maintains possession in "public view" as a crime. this loophole — coupled with pervasive and racially biased over-policing of certain communities — has resulted in continued mass arrests.research shows that many of the people arrested over the past 20 years for marijuana possession were not smoking in public, but simply had a small amount in their pocket, purse, or bag — a legal...