Pro to the question "Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?"
"I believe it’s time for New York to follow the lead of eight other states and DC, and legalize recreational marijuana... We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity. 80% of the New Yorkers who are arrested for marijuana are black or Latino, despite the fact that whites and people of color use marijuana at roughly the same rates. The consequences follow people for the rest of their lives, making it harder to get jobs, or housing, and for noncitizens, putting them in the crosshairs for deportation. In addition to ending a key front in the racist war on drugs, regulating and taxing marijuana would generate hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenues for our people, and create important agricultural opportunities for our state."
“A Lot of You Have Been Asking about My Position on Marijuana. Here It Is,” Twitter.com, Apr. 11, 2018