Legislation introduced in Albany would reduce penalty for pot possession

Prosecutors say the proposed bill is an important

Prosecutors say the proposed bill is an important step to reforming the system. (Credit: News 12)

Some lawmakers in Albany want reduced penalties for marijuana possession, because they say the current policy targets young people of color.

The move comes after Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that first-time, low-level offenders for marijuana possession will no longer be prosecuted in most cases.

Lawmakers introduced legislation in Albany to reduce the penalty...

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