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What Happens to People of Color After Weed Is Legal?

The MORE Act is a first step but we have a long way to go

Woman holds a sign during a rally that says “[Marijuana leaf] is safer than NYPD.”
Marijauna rally outside New York Governor’s office in Manhattan calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to enact the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, known as the MRTA. Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Last week marked a historic step for the legalization of marijuana, as the House of Representatives passed the trailblazing MORE Act that could decriminalize the substance federally. The bill, which marks the first time a marijuana bill was voted on in Congress, passed by a vote…

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