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 »

  • Heather Yakin: Cuomo's got right idea on decriminalization
    Excellent. Cuomo wants to put "public display" of small amounts of pot on a par with "private possession," i.e., having a joint in one's pocket. Actually smoking a joint in public will still be verboten. This measure will have its largest effect on New ...
    01/17/2015 - 7:00 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
  • Cuomo Seeks Decriminalization of Small Amounts of Marijuana
    A bill that would decriminalize possession of 15 grams (0.5 ounces) or less of marijuana was approved by a New Jersey Assembly committee last month. New York’s Legislature in 1977 reduced the penalty for possessing 25 grams or less of pot to a violation ...
    06/4/2012 - 5:28 pm | View Link
  • Bloomberg backs Cuomo marijuana decriminalization plan
    Cuomo is asking that such open possession be made a noncriminal violation, reducing the chance that a person will be saddled with a criminal record after being found with small amounts of marijuana during a stop-and-frisk encounter with city police.
    06/4/2012 - 8:09 am | View Link
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  • Decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United ...
    Attempts to decriminalize cannabis (marijuana) in the United States began in the 1970s. As views on cannabis have liberalized (peaking in 1978), over half of the ...
    01/24/2015 - 2:11 am | View Website
  • State by State Update on Marijuana Decriminalization ...
    Wyoming House Committee Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Thomas H. Clarke | January 22, 2015
    01/23/2015 - 6:19 pm | View Website
  • Legalized marijuana is on fire | The Verge
    Medical marijuana is now officially legal in New York. By Kwame Opam on July 7, 2014 04:19 pm. Late last month, New York state lawmakers voted for the ...
    01/23/2015 - 5:14 pm | View Website
  • New York
    Gov. Cuomo abandons push to reform marijuana penalties. Earlier this year, Gov. Cuomo abandoned his push for more just marijuana penalties. Gov.
    01/23/2015 - 2:37 pm | View Website
  • Legality of cannabis
    1 History; 2 Alcohol and marijuana prohibition correlation; 3 Attitudes regarding legalization; 4 Advertising; 5 Use of capital punishment against the cannabis trade
    01/22/2015 - 3:47 am | View Website
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