Cynthia Nixon’s Emphasis on Marijuana Legalization Added Vital Thinking to the New York Gubernatorial Debate

“There are a lot of reasons to do it,” the challenger said of legalization, “but first and foremost, because it’s a racial-justice issue.”

“The drug war has been a war against people of color since its inception decades ago. Data, studies, reports, and court decisions on stops, arrests, charges, pleas, and sentencing reach the same shameful conclusion: Blacks are treated far more harshly than whites,” argues Ezekiel Edwards, the director of the Criminal Law Reform Project of the American Civil Liberties Union.

What Edwards and other advocates for reform are saying is true.

– Read the entire article at The Nation.