New York City Comptroller Releases Report Calling for Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

NEW YORK: Today, New York City Comptroller John Liu announced the release of a report calling for a system to tax and regulate marijuana for adult recreational use.

The report, to be released tomorrow, comes two days after Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin condemned the city’s police department’s use of stop and frisk – which has resulted in 600,000 unlawful arrests for marijuana possession since 1997 – as racially-biased. That same day, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called for Americans to rethink the “unintended consequences” of the war on drugs.   [Read more…]