Bloomberg: Marijuana Arrests In NYC Will Mean A Desk Appearance
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday during his final State of the City address that those caught with “small amounts” of marijuana will no longer have to endure an overnight stay in lockup.
The following transcript comes from WNYC:
“But we know that there’s more we can do to keep New Yorkers, particularly young men, from ending up with a criminal record. Commissioner Kelly and I support Governor Cuomo’s proposal to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a violation, rather than a misdemeanor and we’ll work to help him pass it this year. But we won’t wait for that to happen.
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