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:
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.