Legislation introduced in Albany would reduce penalty for pot possession

Prosecutors say the proposed bill is an important

Prosecutors say the proposed bill is an important step to reforming the system. (July 9, 2014 6:31 PM)

Some lawmakers in Albany want reduced penalties for marijuana possession, because they say the current policy targets young people of color.

Lawmakers introduced legislation in Albany to reduce the penalty for possession of a small amount of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a summons. That way, police would not arrest drug suspects but ticket them instead.

The bill is called the Fairness...

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