The State Won't Collect Your DNA Over A Little Weed

Lawmakers in New York have agreed on legislation that would greatly expand a DNA database of convicted persons to include those found guilty of petty misdemeanors, except for one category: weed. The exemption was added to the bill that conspiracy theorists have been warning about for years, but who everyone thinks is crazy until the shit actually happens at the urging of Democrats who have repeatedly challenged the NYPD on their unlawful enforcement of pot laws. This provision is definitely a step in the right direction, but does it really make sense to forcefully extract genetic material from a suspect convicted of loitering, doing graffiti, fortune telling, or other non-violent crimes?