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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Black Lawmakers Blocking Legal Marijuana in New York Over Inequality Concerns

Black lawmakers are blocking a push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, warning that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal could perpetuate the racial inequality fostered under current drug laws.

The lawmakers say that unless people of color are guaranteed a share of the potentially $3 billion industry, there may be no legalization this year. They want to be assured that some of that money will go toward job training programs, and that minority entrepreneurs will receive licenses to cultivate or sell the marijuana.

Ten states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana, and as lawmakers elsewhere consider their own laws, they seem intent on not repeating what they see as other states’ mistakes.



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Anonymous said...

Same thing in Maryland and it held it up for years. Black privilege,

Anonymous said...

What they are saying is true! Do you think for one minute that a common man or small business owner ever had a chance of acquiring one of the licenses or permits in Maryland for the Marijuana franchise? Never! They all went to those who are already well to do. Just look at who got the local franchise. Do you think for one minute that 'Bob Jones' from Stockton or 'John Smith' from Pittsville ever had a chance of getting the franchise? Not a bats chance in haedes!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. These FREAKING IDIOTS bitch about blacks getting LOCKED UP for pot. Do it get legalized and they bitch about that. WHATCWONT BLACKS BITCH ABOUT??

Anonymous said...

The drug dealers are the ones who don't want it legalized. They don't want any competition.