Post Tagged with: "marijuana"

Council member Ydanis Rodríguez (fourth from left) joined the Bodega Association of the United States who says it wants nothing to do with selling marijuana if legalized. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Bodega Group Says ‘No’ to Weed

Business, Health, New York March 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm

A bodega organization recently came out against selling marijuana in its stores if it becomes legal but not all owners agree, reports Manhattan Times.

State Attorney General Letitia James, one of the most prominent members of Emmanuel Baptist Church, was one of the opening speakers at the church's Summit on Black involvement in the growing Cannabis Industry. (Photo by L.T. Greene via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn Church Hosts Cannabis Summit for People of Color

Black, Brooklyn, Health February 28, 2019 at 5:42 pm

The Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill became the first church in the country to hold a summit to empower people of color to join the marijuana industry, reports Kings County Politics.

José Cruz, a resident of Mott Haven, the Bronx, prepares to take financial advantage of a possible legalization of cannabis in New York. The death of his brother “Che” marked a before and after for José Cruz, who currently devotes much of his time to his organization Young, Fresh and Conscious. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

In Cannabis Legalization Latinos See Business – And Redemption

Business, Health, Latino, New York January 17, 2019 at 4:02 pm

As Mayor Bill de Blasio mulls legalizing marijuana in the city, some Hispanic New Yorkers believe it would create business opportunities and reverse some of the damage inflicted on communities of color during the war on drugs, El Diario La Prensa reports.

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Health, History, New York, Politics May 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

“Whose War on Drugs?” – a #BHeard Town Hall – will be held May 23 in Brooklyn.

Kirssy Arroyo. New Yorkers talk about the potential effects of the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Fear Legal Weed in NJ Might Increase Criminalization in NY

Government, Metro Area May 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

As New Jersey takes steps to legalize marijuana, Hispanic residents and leaders in New York City worry that this would lead to increased traffic and the prosecution of people of color across the Hudson, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Maria Tapia, from Mexico. Hispanics express their opinion about the possible approval of recreational marijuana. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic New Yorkers Divided Over Recreational Marijuana

Crime, Latino, New York January 23, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Hispanic residents and activists are divided over the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in New York, unsure whether it will reduce or increase crime, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Columnist Nathan Riley of Gay City News says new policy commissioner Wiliam Bratton should counter police racism (Photo by James Nova, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Four Pieces of Advice for William Bratton

Crime, LGBTQ, New York December 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Repudiating racially motivated policies, reducing marijuana stops, eliminating humiliating stops of transgender individuals and working toward an overall reduction in incarceration rates should be the four key steps taken by the new police commissioner.

Korean-American Parents Worry About Teen Drug Abuse

Crime, Health, In the News June 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Korean-American adolescents are taking to drugs at a rate that has some parents and counselors concerned, according to an article from Korea Times, which cites anecdotal evidence of an increase in teen drug abuse in the community.

Monitoring marijuana arrests

African American, In the News, Opinion September 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

EDLP says state and federal governments must intervene and investigate NYPD’s aggressive stop and frisk practices that disproportionately affect Latino and African American men. It says the city must ensure that our police practices improve, and people’s rights are respected.

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