After decades of oppressive policing and mass incarceration for marijuana use and sales, New York is now set to be the latest state to allow legal recreational marijuana sales. As the state publicizes its plans for regulating this newly legalized industry, it has emphasized that these policies will attempt to repair some of the damage from the war on drugs. The New York Times was the first to report plans by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to set aside the state’s first 100 to 200 marijuana retailer licenses for individuals or relatives of individuals who had been convicted of marijuana-related crimes.