Jesse Levine is a researcher for the Marijuana Arrest Research Project. He studies law enforcement and the criminal justice system in New York City and has spoken extensively with people arrested for marijuana possession, their public defenders, people in public housing and their tenant association presidents, advocates, experts and other people affected by marijuana arrests. He started CUNY School of Law in the fall of 2012.
The Marijuana Arrest Research Project works to end racially biased police practices like stop and frisks. Our reports have focused on the racial disparity and cost of marijuana arrests and have been published by the Drug Policy Alliance, the NYCLU and the California NAACP. The project's research was described by Charles M. Blow in several New York Times op-ed columns, and in countless other publications.