NY Gov. Seeks Changes In Marijuana Law

Possessing a small amount of marijuana won’t be a crime in New York if the Governor has his way.

FOX News Radio’s Pam Puso reports:

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Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to change state law.

(Cuomo) “If you possess marijuana privately it’s a violation. If you show it in public, it’s a crime. It’s incongruous.”

Cuomo says reducing the criminal misdemeanor to a violation with a fine would save thousands of New Yorkers from unnecessary arrests and charges.

The measure would also defuse some criticism of the NYPD’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ policy, which opponents argue — and Cuomo agrees — unfairly targets minorities.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he supports the Governor’s proposal.

In New York, Pam Puso, FOX News Radio.

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