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‚ÄčAssemblyman and Council Members to Join Advocates In Front of Police Headquarters to Applaud Change in Policy for Marijuana Arrests

Elected Officials Continue Push to Standardize Penalties for Marijuana Possession Offenses
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, will be joined by advocates from the Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform and Alternatives, VOCAL NY, and the Drug Policy Alliance, in front of One Police Plaza on Tuesday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate an internal order issued by NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly to all precinct commanding officers to stop arresting New Yorkers for small quantities of marijuana, if the cannabis was not in plain view.