NYC Mayor De Blasio Tells Police to End Arrests for Marijuana Smoking

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has told top brass at the city’s police department to stop arresting people who are caught smoking marijuana in public, according to a City Hall aide. Currently, smoking in public can lead to arrest, while possession of small amounts of marijuana can lead to a summons. This weekend, the mayor told the NYPD to issue summonses for smoking pot in public, instead of making arrests. The NYPD has…

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Author: Sonia Moghe and Susannah Cullinane, CNN