The news: It seems like there are niche dating websites for every interest group, from book lovers and sci-fi geeks to equestrians and people who are gluten-free or STD-positive.
And now, there are new sites that match partners based on their love for a certain recreational activity: smoking weed.
In Brooklyn, at least 20,000 people have a low-level marijuana conviction dating to 1990.
People with certain violent felonies or sex offenses are not eligible to have their convictions vacated in Brooklyn.
“It represents another really important step in a new trajectory that the city is on with respect to criminal justice and public safety.”A New York Times investigation in May found that the primary targets of marijuana arrests in New York City are black and Hispanic people.She had held off applying for fear she would not get the job with a drug conviction in her past. Gonzalez’s announcement, the woman, a mother of three, said she will begin to save money to pay the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s application fee.She hopes that her conviction will be vacated.“I know I broke the law,” she said. Gonzalez’s decision to vacate convictions “a visionary one.”“It will save so many of our clients from deportation, loss of student loans, loss of housing, removal of their children and other very disproportionate outcomes that make no sense,” Ms. “Of course, New York should legalize marijuana, but in the meantime this is an incredible opportunity for Brooklyn residents.”In the spring, the Brooklyn district attorney’s office began declining to prosecute some cases of people who were arrested on charges of smoking marijuana in public.In Manhattan, prosecutors spent six months studying cities that have legalized marijuana and released a report in May. Vance said, was to review what other states were doing and seize on opportunities for improvement in New York.“The impact on individuals and communities affected marks a significant shift in the understanding of prosecutors and the job they’re doing and how they should do it,” said David M.