From ReFocus.NYC

Social Equity & Exoneration

Legalization of recreational marijuana in New York is imminent. New York City has the largest number of residents in the state, so our city stands out and needs to be prepared to be a model for social equity and exoneration. To accomplish this goal will require proper planning and execution. It’s common knowledge that minority communities have been disproportionately incarcerated for cannabis criminalization. We need to reinvest in affected communities, expunge criminal records for those convicted of marijuana-related crimes and lower the barriers for entry into the industry for these communities.