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Marijuana legalization gives new lease on life for some New Yorkers

April 5, 2021 – The adoption of legalized adult-use marijuana in New York includes a criminal justice component intended to begin reversing the effects of the war on drugs. Emma Goodman, of the Legal Aid Society of NYC, joins the program to explain what the new law means for expunging criminal records, releasing some New Yorkers from prison and much more.

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