Smoke in Peace Nation: The Pendulum Continues to Swing Our Way

New York state has finally legalized the use of recreational

marijuana use for anyone over the age of 21. (That you can be 17 to join the US

military is still grating, but that’s a discussion for another day). This is a

significant step in the right direction, which is our direction, which is the Smoke

in Peace Nation direction. Yet we don’t want it to stop just there. This is just

the beginning.

The tax revenues raised from marijuana sales in the state are set to be worth

billions of dollars. That is especially good news for those New York communities

and demographics that have been disproportionately targeted by punitive

efforts of previous anti-drug legislation and law enforcement. That’s because

40% of all future, legalized marijuana revenue raised will be