NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Abdul Osman, who spent time in jail, attends a rally outside Brooklyn borough hall in support of the district attorneyÕs plans to end prosecuting minor marijuana offenses on April 25, 2014 in New York City. While New York State decriminalized personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in 1977, marijuana possession in 'public view' remains a misdemeanor. Over the last 15 years, nearly 600,000 New Yorkers have been arrested under this provision.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)