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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio wants police to stop arresting pot smokers and hand out summones instead

May 21, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio wants police to stop arresting pot smokers and hand out summones instead

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants the NYPD to stop arresting people for smoking pot in public and instead hand out summonses.

The Democratic mayor said in a statement released Sunday, that the city must plan for the eventual reality of marijuana legalization and the “public safety, health and financial consequences involved.”

Bill De Blasio says he still has his concerns, but that he must now focus on crafting the regulatory framework before legalization, the New York Post reports.

The mayor’s remarks came less than a week after he directed the police department to overhaul its marijuana enforcement policies in the next 30 days.

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