As 2020 is closing in so is the real possibility of the legalization of marijuana in the state of New York

As 2020 is closing in so is the real possibility of the legalization of marijuana in the state of New York
Hon. Ronald Savage, Former Member of the New York State Democratic Committee & a Civil Rights Advocate,  Owner of the Hip Hop Movement. 

Op-Ed

 

As 2020 is closing in so is the real possibility of the legalization of marijuana in the state of New York says Ronald Savage a former member of the New York State Democratic Committee.

I was on the fence about talking about this issue publicly for a long-time. After the issue fail to pass last year as law, I thought maybe it’s for the best. I had some concerns as On-the-spot testing for a driver under the influence of marijuana that would hold up in court. A system to ensure revenue is funneled into minority communities scourged by the war on drugs, and those stakeholders in those neighborhoods have a realistic shot at obtaining licenses to operate a cannabis-related business, the mixing of marijuana with other drugs as the streets calls this exotic weed.

After talking to other people about this and knowing that some elected officials may share the same concerns I thought legalizing marijuana may not be a bad thing, many people look at marijuana as a drug that relaxes and calms them down. Some people look at it as medical marijuana.

What I don’t support is marijuana drug testing by employers or marijuana drug testing at all and the legalization of marijuana will do away with this, this is another way to keep African Americans down just like the Rockefeller drug law was designed to attack African Americans and destroy the African American family that’s just my belief and I’m entitled to that. Taxing the sale of marijuana can help the economy and at the same time help strengthen the push for medical marijuana to be covered by insurance companies and their health plans.

The public has a chance to come out and ask questions on this matter and support the legalization of marijuana in New York on Nov 11th at Mist Harlem from 5pm to 9pm and the Hip Hop Movement is proud to be one of the sponsors at this event.

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Hon. Ronald Savage, Former Member of the New York State Democratic Committee & a Civil Rights Advocate,  Owner of the Hip Hop Movement. As you know I own the service mark for the Hip Hop Movement which is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and we give our full support to the legalization of marijuana.