Cynthia Nixon says marijuana is 'effectively legal' for white people but lands people of color in jail https://t.co/8OqxeNlkmT— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) April 11, 2018
For me, what it comes down to is this: we have to stop putting people of color in prison for something that white people do with impunity.— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) April 11, 2018
Cynthia Nixon said that marijuana is 'effectively legal' for white people but for people of color it will land them jail as she reveals her position to legalize the drug across New York.
She posted on twitter that she wants to legalize it across NY, especially since it's effectively legal for white people and creates a diversification. She posted a series of tweets on her stance on weed.
- In New York, it is legal to possess up to 25 grams of marijuana but cannot smoke in public
- Possession of more than a quarter ounce or selling marijuana is illegal
- In 2017, 80 percent of NYPD arrests for marijuana were of black or latino suspects
A lot of you have been asking about my position on marijuana. Here it is. pic.twitter.com/iEKLHgClFN— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) April 11, 2018
Legalized marijuana will also create new agricultural opportunities for New York’s farmers. pic.twitter.com/IOITFJLDLZ— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) April 11, 2018
Legalizing marijuana can generate millions of dollars in tax revenue to improve the lives of all New Yorkers. pic.twitter.com/hhDDbhxULS— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) April 11, 2018
You don't need a study to figure out our marijuana laws are disproportionately putting people of color in jail. https://t.co/ek3KsbeLiD— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) April 11, 2018
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Is weed legal where you live ONTD ? Do you enjoy it every now and then ?