Nixon also pointed out in her video that 80% of New Yorkers who are arrested for marijuana are black and Latino, although the usage rates are the same for white folks.
Currently, eight other states and Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana for recreational use. NY permits medical marijuana for certain conditions through a program regulated by the state Department of Health.
"The simple truth is, for white people, the use of marijuana has effectively been legal for a long time", she says. "You have MA, you have New Jersey talking about it - that would be a fundamentally different situation for the state of NY". The primary reason for her position is criminal justice reform.
Cuomo has been dubious about legalizing pot beyond limited medical use of non-smokeable forms. Activists noted that the policy targets people of color and puts undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation when they are arrested for low-level offenses. De Blasio has expressed support for the recently announced study.
The Cubs tried pushing back first pitch by an hour, and workers used hand-held blowers to melt the snow on the tarp. The team has Tuesday off, which would give Rizzo an additional day to rest before potentially returning Wednesday.
The announcement was made via a statement by a party spokesperson, who quoted a letter written by leader Avi Gabbay to Corbyn. Last week, Corbyn attended a Passover Seder organized by a left-wing Jewish group that openly calls for Israel's destruction.
The most well-known of the five is 63-year-old model Janice Dickinson, who says Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1982. In this case, the jury will also be privy to the amount of money Cosby paid Constand when they originally settled the case.
Such concerns have led many large United States cities to cap the number of bikes allowed or resist dockless bike-share entirely. The deal comes two months after Uber partnered with Jump in San Francisco to make bike rentals available through the Uber app.
It is notably reminiscent to 2015 when Lesnar used rumors of a return to the UFC to negotiate a new WWE deal. WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon announced today that Universal Champion Brock Lesnar has re-signed with WWE.
For Boston on Tuesday, it was all about Chris Sale who dominated the Yankees with eight strikeouts in six innings of one-run ball. Brock Holt walked and Betts cleared the bases with his shot over the Green Monster to put the Red Sox up 14-1.
On Friday, Modi had accused Congress of resorting to divisive politics and announced BJP's hunger strike as a protest. Prime Minister Modi will observe a day-long fast over disruptions during the budget session of Parliament.
In individual stocks , Facebook remained in focus as the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified on Capitol Hill for second day. Stocks are clawing back much of the ground they lost in an early tumble and are trading mixed at midday on Wall Street .
The complaint also alleged that civilian targets have been deliberately attacked by Saudi aircraft carrying out strikes in Yemen. The Crown Prince will attend a luncheon banquet to be hosted by King Felipe VI at the royal palace in Madrid .
He also said that a strike on a Syrian airbase, that Damascus and Moscow have blamed on Israel , was a "very risky development". But it said the suffocations were the result of shelters collapsing on people inside them. "People can no longer handle it".
23-Year-Old Elite Cyclist Crashes, Dies of Cardiac Arrest
Veranda's Willems-Crelan rider Goolaerts was taken to hospital in Lille following a crash during the 257-kilometre race. The AP explains the Paris-Roubaix race's difficulty by noting that almost half the riders didn't even finish in 2017.
There's bad news about PlayStation 5 launch
Two people "directly familiar" with Sony's plans told him that there was no chance of the PS5 releasing in 2018. Another rumour making the rounds is that a large number of dev kits had already been distributed to studios.
CBO: US deficit set to reach $1 tril. by 2020
No mention of the "voodoo economics" idea of dodgy economists that lower taxes generates higher spending and lower deficits. It warned that it would have "serious negative consequences" for the US.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott running for Senate
The large influx of Puerto Ricans to Florida after the hurricane makes them a potentially pivotal voting group this year. Myers said Scott's actions as governor have made him $46 million richer.
Paul Ryan will not seek reelection
Two people with knowledge of Ryan's thinking said he has decided against seeking another term, but they did not say why. Brendan Buck, counselor to the speaker , says the "the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished".
Fresh Russian Sanctions Snare Some Western Firms
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Moscow was looking at how to support the companies and sectors that have been hit. Rusal is the second-largest aluminum maker in the world, while the USA is the largest importer of aluminium.
Women rally in Chicago on Equal Pay Day
So why are they making less? AAUW notes that discrepancies also depend on age, location, education levels and student debt. This is a reminder that "leaning in" and simply "empowering women" will not fix the gender pay gap.
Volkswagen poised to axe boss Matthias Mueller
Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch is in discussions with "certain members" of the firm's supervisory board and management board. The company said in its statement on Tuesday that it was considering changes to its complicated management structure.
Bus Roof Sliced off as It Goes Under New York Bridge
State Police still need to confirm the actual route through a forensic analysis of the device and passenger interviews. The crash, which completely sheared off the roof of the vehicle, happened Sunday night in Lakeview .
Roma dreaming of Kiev after comeback against Barcelona
According to Ivan San Antonio of the same outlet, Valverde had a similar message: "We're sorry for them, for the disappointment". They have been eliminated from FA Cup and Champions League this season, after a promising start in both campaigns.