State of New York Archives: on Drugs

Zephyr Teachout: Marijuana decriminalization, on the path to legalization

New York State must decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession, on the path to eventual legalization. This would drastically reduce the number of marijuana arrests, an overwhelming percent of which are just for possession. Worse, these arrests disproportionately target young African-Americans and Latinos.
Source: 2014 N. Y. Senate campaign website, Jul 2, 2014

Hakeem Jeffries: Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana

Source: N. Y. Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

Howard Mills: Stiffer penalties for drug-related crimes

Source: 2000 N. Y. National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 2000

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