Legal marijuana law should include reparations, supporters say
WBFO 88.7, Buffalo's NPR News Station
December 13, 2018

People who support legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in New York say 2019 may be the year that it happens. At a conference in Albany sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance to explore the best way to craft legislation, participants also said it needs to include reparative justice for communities most adversely affected by the decades-long marijuana prohibition in New York.

Listen to Kassandra Frederique, New York state director at the Drug Policy Alliance, who states that if the “state does legalize recreational marijuana for New Yorkers older than 21, there must be an effort to right the wrongs created by the prohibition of the drug, which adversely affected African-American and Latinx communities.”

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