New York-Last Prisoner Project – Parading with Policymakers

Parading with Policymakers

Last Saturday, LPP board members, staffers, and affiliates marched in the New York City Cannabis Parade & Rally, one of the longest-running marijuana activism events in the world.

Photographs by Giacobazzi Yanez

Given the recent passage of the state’s adult-use legalization bill, this year’s event took on new meaning — especially for those who have been advocating for reform for decades. The rally also saw lawmakers like State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, New York Attorney General Leticia James, and Senator Chuck Schumer—who promised not to stop fighting until we legalize federally and undo the harms of cannabis prohibition—take part. The event reminded us just how grateful we are for the passion and power of the cannabis community!

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