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News Archive for "Marijuana Legalization"

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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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LAS Calls on Cuomo to Enact Comprehensive Marijuana Legalization

The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act would create a responsible and well-regulated industry and support communities that have been most harmed by prohibition, according to the Staten Island Advance.
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LAS Backs Drive to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Reformers are calling for revenue from the marijuana industry to benefit communities impacted by drug laws, according to NY1 News.
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Listen: LAS Talks New Application to Destroy Marijuana Conviction Records

Emma Goodman, from The Legal Aid Society's Case Closed Project, appeared on The Capitol Pressroom to break down a new option for New Yorkers to request the destruction of their expunged low-level marijuana convictions.
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