HuffPost Live: Report Highlights Marijuana Enforcement’s Costs

Bronx Defenders Fundamental Fairness Project Director Scott Levy appeared on HuffPost Live, hosted by Josh Zepps, earlier today together with Alberto Willmore, a New York teacher who lost his position after a marijuana arrest, to discuss the costs of marijuana arrests in New York City and The Bronx Defenders’ new report “The Hidden Tax: Economic Costs of Marijuana Enforcement in the Bronx and New York City.”

Watch the interview here:

From 2009 through 2013, costs arising from marijuana arrests totaled $24 million in New York City alone, according to a new report by The Bronx Defenders. Those behind the study join HuffPost Live to elaborate on their findings. Originally aired on January 6, 2015.