Sex, Drugs, and Legislation

New York legislators are taking steps to protect citizens from laws and policies that penalize marijuana use and criminalize sex work.

The New York City Council recently passed a bill banning prospective employers for testing for the presence of marijuana. And in Albany, legislators are working to expand criminal record relief for sex trafficking survivors, and repeal a ban on loitering that police often use to profile, harass, and arrest transgender people.

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(Photo courtesy of the NYS Assembly)

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