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Gillibrand wants to talk marijuana with Attorney General Sessions

Apr 24, 2018 12:44 pm
Michael O’Keeffe reports in Newsday that New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is inviting U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to meet with New Yorkers about the impact of low-level marijuana arrests. Gillibrand said April 22 that she sent a letter to Sessions to meet about marijuana. “I believe that our criminal justice system is broken,” Gillibrand at a news conference at her midtown Manhattan office. “Black Americans and white Americans use marijuana at just about the same rate, but black Americans are almost four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than their white peers. This past February Gillibrand signed on as a co-sponsor of New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Bill, which would remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances. “It is time for the United States to legalize the possession of marijuana,” said Gillibrand. Read the full story in Newsday.
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