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Philly420: Marijuana scores in Pa., N.J. elections

Philadelphia's mayor-elect Jim Kenney won a resounding victory on Tuesday. It was a predictable election but the fact that Kenney's support for marijuana reform helped to put him into office is a welcome innovation.


As a city councilman, Kenney championed decriminalization. Marijuana arrests had a massive racial disparity. Not only did Kenney win the issue at Council but he nudged Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey to do the right thing and implement the code. The result: A major decline in arrests and real boon in budget savings.

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Chris Goldstein ~ Philly420

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