The following story has moved as this week’s Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
MARIJUANA-SOCIAL JUSTICE _ Social justice, long a background issue in the debate over marijuana around the U.S., has moved to the forefront this year in several states weighing whether to allow recreational use of the drug. Legalization votes that were expected in New York and New Jersey have been put off as advocates have pushed for it to be tied to erasing old marijuana convictions or measures that would give minorities and the poor in a legalized industry. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With MARIJUANA-SOCIAL JUSTICE-STATES _ A look at efforts around the U.S. to make marijuana legalization an avenue for promoting racial and economic equity. SENT: 860 words, photo.