Oneida Daily Dispatch: Capitol Watch: Fate of pot sales in New York is unclear

Eli Northrup, policy counsel to the criminal defense practice at Bronx Defenders, said marijuana convictions are keeping people from getting jobs, putting immigrants at risk of deportation and complicating child custody matters.

“What people don’t feel is the urgency with this,” Northrup said. “White people, people in power, they don’t feel the effects of the marijuana laws because it doesn’t directly affect them.”

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