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DPA's Kassandra Frederique On the Need for Justice, Equity & Reinvestment in Marijuana Legalization

Drug Policy Alliance New York

Watch the full interview. 

DPA's New York State Director Kassandra Frederique recently spoke with PBS news program MetroFocus on how marijuana legalization in New York presents a unique and much-needed opportunity to create equity, economic justice, and work to restore communities most damaged by this country’s failed war on drugs.

I think it's important for people to realize that we are at this moment not just because we need to regulate a substance, but because we need to deal with the collateral consequences that have happened with criminalization of that substance. - Kassandra Frederique

Learn more about this issue and DPA's two-day conference, Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment, which took place in Albany, December 11-12, 2018.