blinkernyc:

Pres. Obama Still Can’t Say “Black People”

You can imagine the absurdity of hearing that President Obama acknowledged marijuana prohibition’s societal damage a day before the nation observed MLK Day, but couldn’t go as far as recognizing the disproportionate impact of prohibition on people of color.
Actually, it was much worse than that, but his failure (or inability) to point out the Black and Brown elephant in the room was probably the most audacious part of this New Yorker interview.
What do we have left after this interview? A Black president who, because of his race, can’t acknowledge injustices targeting Black people for fear of political backlash, even on Martin Luther King’s recognized weekend. He also embodies all the fears that allowed the War on Drugs to become a War on Minorities: straw men arguments about gateway legalization, inaccurate depictions of the effects of drugs, and a failure to understand what the problem is with our current scheduling of drug prohibition.
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blinkernyc:

Pres. Obama Still Can’t Say “Black People”

You can imagine the absurdity of hearing that President Obama acknowledged marijuana prohibition’s societal damage a day before the nation observed MLK Day, but couldn’t go as far as recognizing the disproportionate impact of prohibition on people of color.

Actually, it was much worse than that, but his failure (or inability) to point out the Black and Brown elephant in the room was probably the most audacious part of this New Yorker interview.

What do we have left after this interview? A Black president who, because of his race, can’t acknowledge injustices targeting Black people for fear of political backlash, even on Martin Luther King’s recognized weekend. He also embodies all the fears that allowed the War on Drugs to become a War on Minorities: straw men arguments about gateway legalization, inaccurate depictions of the effects of drugs, and a failure to understand what the problem is with our current scheduling of drug prohibition.

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blinkernyc:

Yes Gov. Cuomo, We Know People Like You Can Wait For Marijuana Reform

The stats have been paraded to death, marijuana use is our State’s, if not the Country’s Tale of Two Worlds. Possession and consumption of the harmless substance remains a gamble for people of color in NYS. In the other world, that of privileged White residents, almost no risk is incurred from participating in the market, actually, formal methods of black market procurement have been established in NYC to make marijuana use even socially easier and safer for those with the resources to spare.
All of this isn’t to say that no White NYers get trapped and abused in this biased system of prohibition, or that no NYers of color experience the privilege of easy and risk-free access to marijuana. But it is to say that, for Gov. Cuomo, it’s easy to sideline serious marijuana reform after he has already made his limited progressive play in this political pissing contest with Mayor de Blasio. Because for people like him (either like his political identity or racial identity, the choice is yours and it doesn’t matter either way) marijuana in NY is already pretty much legal.
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Yes Cuomo, you can abandon full legalization for now.
Why does it matter when weed is already legal in NY for White people.

blinkernyc:

Yes Gov. Cuomo, We Know People Like You Can Wait For Marijuana Reform

The stats have been paraded to death, marijuana use is our State’s, if not the Country’s Tale of Two Worlds. Possession and consumption of the harmless substance remains a gamble for people of color in NYS. In the other world, that of privileged White residents, almost no risk is incurred from participating in the market, actually, formal methods of black market procurement have been established in NYC to make marijuana use even socially easier and safer for those with the resources to spare.

All of this isn’t to say that no White NYers get trapped and abused in this biased system of prohibition, or that no NYers of color experience the privilege of easy and risk-free access to marijuana. But it is to say that, for Gov. Cuomo, it’s easy to sideline serious marijuana reform after he has already made his limited progressive play in this political pissing contest with Mayor de Blasio. Because for people like him (either like his political identity or racial identity, the choice is yours and it doesn’t matter either way) marijuana in NY is already pretty much legal.

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Yes Cuomo, you can abandon full legalization for now.

Why does it matter when weed is already legal in NY for White people.

That “just got engaged” joint.
Pulls so smooth

That “just got engaged” joint.

Pulls so smooth

I have an alien spacecraft that can vaporize weed

I have an alien spacecraft that can vaporize weed

#Overstuffed Bowl

#Overstuffed Bowl

Breakfast is so much better after a little weed.

Clean vape, new greens!

Clean vape, new greens!

geoffmullings:

Special: Marijuana in NYC- The Blinker

Nearly 51,000 people in NYC were arrested for marijuana possession in 2011. The 2012 number is only expected to be higher, despite minimal efforts to stem the tide by NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. This series tackles the real economic and social consequences of marijuana prohibition in the United State’s most densely populated city.

Check it out here!