Bloomberg Rushes to Agree with Cuomo on Pot Decriminalization

ADAM MARTIN

 

Seeing as how he’s repeatedly defended the stop-and-frisk  program and low-level pot arrests , we didn’t expect New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to come out in favor of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to partially decriminalize pot. But that’s exactly what he did , before the governor even got a chance to announce his plan publicly. The Republican mayor issued a statement on Monday saying Cuomo’s plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in public view jibed with his own department’s order “directing officers to issue violations, rather than misdemeanors, for small amounts of marijuana that come into open view during a search.”

 

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