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LAS Welcomes Move to Vacate Thousands of Marijuana Cases

Low-level cases in Queens will be dismissed and sealed over racial justice concerns, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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LAS Advocacy Leading the Way for National Pot Expungement

New York State's marijuana decriminalization efforts are a blueprint for the nation, reports Law360.
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LAS Applauds Dismissal of Thousands of Marijuana Cases

A judge has granted a motion from the Bronx DA to dismiss more than 6,000 marijuana misdemeanors, reports Pix11 News.
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Op-Ed: After Cannabis Legalization, NY Needs an Automatic Expungement Law

The Legal Aid Society's Emma Goodman urged lawmakers to expand automatic expungement and eliminate residual criminal records in an opinion piece for City Limits.
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Watch: LAS Breaks Down Expungement of Marijuana Arrest Records

The Legal Aid Society's Emma Goodman discussed the expungement of low-level marijuana convictions that will follow the passing of New York's new marijuana legalization measures on the PIX11 News.
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LAS Applauds Legalization of Marijuana in New York State

The change will provide means to positively transform disenfranchised communities of color for the better, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Hails Legislative Agreement on Marijuana Legalization

The legislation legalizes recreational use, expunges conviction records, and delivers economic justice to communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition, reports the Associated Press.
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LAS Calls for Marijuana Record Expungement

Advocates are pushing lawmakers to address the criminal justice concerns of communities of color as they negotiate legalizing recreational marijuana use, according to Rochester First.
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NYPD Data: People of Color Subject to More Than 94% of Marijuana Arrests

New data from 2020 confirms that the New York Police Department's enforcement of marijuana violations continues to disproportionally affect Black and Latinx communities, as reported by THE CITY.
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LAS Calls Out Disparities in Cuomo’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal

The Governor's proposal risks continued criminalization of communities of color, according to City and State.
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