SaysWho? Posted July 17, 2018 Share Posted July 17, 2018 http://www.businessinsider.com/mayor-de-blasio-ends-marijuana-arrests-2018-5 Quote New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio will officially instruct the New York Police Department to stop arresting people who use marijuana in public, the mayor announced Monday in a TV interview with NY 1's Errol Louis. "With marijuana legalization likely to occur in our state in the near future, it is critical our city plans for the public safety, health, and financial consequences involved," he said. He elaborated that the NYPD will switch to issuing summons to marijuana smokers instead of arresting them on the spot, which is the current policy. This directive comes out of a 30-day NYPD working group the mayor ordered to evaluate how it handles marijuana offenses. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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