Saturday Night Live’s skit about New York’s new marijuana policy has some hilarious moments. But its underlying message isn’t so funny.
On Tuesday, California passed Prop. 47, which changes sentencing for simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. This landmark legislation signals a dramatic, positive shift from “tough on crime” to “smart on treatment.”
New federal data shows that black Americans are no more likely to use marijuana than white Americans. So why are they nearly four times as likely to be arrested on marijuana possession charges?
The results are in: after serious consideration, Californians voted against Prop. 19. This proposition has spurred some interesting conversation throughout the country, but in the end, it’s passing would have been ill-advised. In the words of Roger S