New York Governor Cuomo Plans To Decriminalize Marijuana

Posted by | June 4, 2012 14:44 | Filed under: Top Stories

Governor Andrew Cuomo will ask the New York legislature to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Cuomo will ask for a change in a New York State law that would drastically reduce the number of people who could be arrested for marijuana possession as a result of police stops.

The Governor’s new initiative also plans to curb and reduce the numbers of NYPD’s controversial “Stop & Frisk” policy.

Lawmakers argue that young men found with small amounts of marijuana are being needlessly funneled into the criminal justice system and have difficulty finding jobs as a result.

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