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:

    Audio clip:

    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.