NY gov says cannabis too complicated for remote voting (Newsletter: April 21, 2020)

NY gov says cannabis too complicated for remote voting (Newsletter: April 21, 2020)

ACLU report on racist marijuana enforcement; Politicians & celebs tweet on 4/20; Ben & Jerry’s pushes legalization while other brands market on 4/20 Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… This issue of Marijuana Moment, and our original reporting that is featured in it, are made possible by the generous support of 432 Patreon sponsors. Cannabis industry professionals receive valuable rewards for pledges of $25 and up. Check out the perks of being a sponsor on our Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW An American Civil Liberties Union report released on 4/20 sheds light on ongoing racial disparities in marijuana enforcement, finding that black people are still nearly four times more likely to be arrested for cannabis than whites are, despite similar use rates. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said legalizing marijuana might be too complicated an issue for lawmakers to negotiate and pass remotely via Zoom meetings during the coronavirus pandemic but that it’s up to them. “In terms of passing legislation remotely, they can do that. That’s up to them. As far as getting into a very complex issue that requires real…

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