ISSUE 63: Pot Politics

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Cut the drama,

and decriminalize marijuana. Two weeks ago, the City of Seattle filed a motion asking the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all convictions and drop all charges related to marijuana possessiongoing back three decades. TBH, New York is slacking in terms of progressive marijuana legislation. Despite legalization in 9 states, and decriminalization in 13, NY has yet to follow suit. So this week, we’re talking the politics of pot: how marijuana convictions disproportionately affect people of color, what NY stands to gain from legalization, and how things may change here soon.