Marijuana Legalization in the United States

With legalization, states have been able to draw on more than a century of experience in legally regulating thousands of different drugs in order to implement commonsense controls.

New York, the marijuana arrest capital of the world, is uniquely positioned as a potential tipping point in the national battle against prohibition and the profound harms that accompany it. Several states have realized prohibition is simply not sustainable, and it is time for New York to embrace the opportunity to begin repairing the harms caused by the war on drugs by becoming the first state to legalize marijuana through the legislative process.

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