Cuomo Said To Seek Decriminalization Of Small Amounts Of Pot - Bloomberg

NewsdayCuomo Said to Seek Decriminalization of Small Amounts of PotBloombergNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo will ask legislators to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana that are in public view, according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity. The measure is aimed at reducing the ...Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for MarijuanaNew York TimesCuomo Pushes For Reduced Penalty In Marijuana StopsNY1Cuomo to propose cutting marijuana penaltyAlbany Times UnionThe Atlantic -Patch.comall 90 news articles »

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    06/13/2013 - 4:51 pm | View Link
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    Marijuana ... habitually charges small-time offenders with “open view” possession — a misdemeanor — after intimidating them into pulling their baggies out of their pockets. More than 600,000 people have been arrested for pot possession in New ...
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  • Cuomo decries the ‘extreme’ conservatism of the state G.O.P. and its echo in the ‘Post’
    The extreme conservatives don’t. So I think these will be issues that the people of the state will weigh in this election season." The governor has recently backed measures that would decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of weed ...
    06/20/2012 - 6:23 pm | View Link
  • Cuomo announces marijuana law rollback
    Andrew Cuomo announced support for a bill that would decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana. But the governor cast the legal change as a balancing act that, rather than have a major step toward further decriminalization simply ...
    06/5/2012 - 10:19 am | View Link
  • Staten Island lawmakers split on Gov. Cuomo's plan to decriminalize small amounts of pot
    Andrew Cuomo to seek a reduction in penalties for small amounts of pot possession has "strong support" in Albany ... "I do not support the decriminalization of marijuana," said Lanza (R-Staten Island). "As a former prosecutor, I know that drug abuse ...
    06/5/2012 - 3:03 am | View Link
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