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Start SMART Launch & Albany Press Conference

  • New York State Capitol Legislative Office Building 933 Albany, New York, 12210 USA (map)

Join the Start SMART NY campaign in Albany on Monday, June 12th for a day of action as we demand an end to marijuana prohibition in New York. 

RSVP for NYC bus (Union Square):
RSVP for Buffalo bus (Public Library Downtown):

Over the last twenty years, the enforcement of marijuana prohibition has devastated communities across the state of New York. It has been a tool for the hyper-criminalization of young people of color and has been the justification for unconstitutional policing practices. All of this has come at a great human and financial cost--the Start SMART NY campaign believes it is time to find another way. 

What: Press Conference and Lobby Day

When: Monday, June 12
Buses depart at 7AM from New York City and Buffalo
Please arrive by 6:30AM
*You must RSVP for a seat*

Where: Senate Chambers, New York State Capitol, Albany, NY

Who: Drug Policy Alliance, VOCAL-NY, Cannabis Cultural Association, Immigrant Defense Project, LatinoJustice, Empire State NORML, advocates, community members, and impacted people