Third Rail Eps 55: A Plant Grows in Brooklyn

Cannabis or Marijuana use in a Black area like Central Brooklyn has always been a complex issue. While many people call marijuana use a “gateway” to heavier drug addiction, the reality is, getting picked up by the police for distributing or using weed has been a gateway to the criminal justice system. In this episode we’re joined by two organizers in the struggle to not only legalize cannabis, but to re-frame the conversation about what a de-criminalized future could look like. We will be talking to them about where the decriminalization movement is today and what is the potential social and economic impact of legalization on an area like Central Brooklyn. And then of course, we’re going to close with that on-going call to anger: Tell em why you’re mad.

Intro and Outro theme Music: “City Survival” by MC K-Swift featuring TreZure Empire.                  

Episode Music: “Fallout”,  Yung Kartz Engineered by Siad “Gypsy” Reid

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