Wednesday: New York State Legislators Hold Public Forum to Discuss New York Legislation to End Marijuana Prohibition

Press Release October 26, 2015
Media Contact

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<p>Tony Newman&nbsp; (646) 335-5384<br />
Kassandra Frederique (646) 209-0374</p>

Buffalo – Wednesday, Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Liz Krueger will host a public forum to discuss the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, a bill that would legalize the production, distribution, and use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. This bill will effectively end marijuana prohibition in New York State and would create a system to tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.

This discussion comes at a time when marijuana reform has gained unprecedented momentum. In the United States, Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington D.C. have legalized marijuana for adults and national support for legalization has reached 58%.

Despite all of the progress around the country, New York State and Buffalo residents, continue to suffer from disproportionate enforcement of prohibition in communities of color, with thousands of arrests every year.

What: Press Conference re: Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act & Public Forum to follow


When: Wednesday, October 26, 2015 9:30AM

Where: Buffalo City Hall 65, Niagara Square #218 Buffalo, NY 14202

A young woman holds a sign that says "End the Drug War."

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