Drug Reform Advocates say NY’s Pot Decrim Law Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Drug-policy reform advocates say New York’s marijuana decriminalization law doesn’t do enough to address discriminatory drug law enforcement. The bill was signed into law Monday by the governor, and makes possession of less than two ounces of marijuana a violation subject to tickets and fines, and includes automatic expungement of past convictions for low-level offenses. Melissa Moore of the Drug Policy Alliance says the new law still gives police wide discretion to continue making arrests…

Moore advocates for legalization and regulation, as does Rockland State Senator David Carlucci, who says the prison population needs to be reduced…

Although full legalization failed to clear the Legislature this year, Moore is confident that a legalization bill could pass next time around. The decriminalization law takes effect at the end of August.

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