NEW YORK: Finally, a buzz-worthy endorsement in the Brooklyn district attorney race.
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws has become best buds with upstart candidate Abe George in his race against longtime incumbent Charles Hynes.
“He is publicly supportive of seriously reforming New York State’s and New York City’s ineffective, expensive and racially imbalanced enforcement of the current laws,” said NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre.
The group specifically cited George’s promise to stop prosecuting people caught with small amounts of weed.
“Day one, we would decriminalize having small amounts of marijuana,” George said. “It’s like Prohibition. What’s the goal of enforcing these laws? The facts show that this has been a racially disparate policy.”