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Albany, NY - 'Stop And Frisk' Marijuana Bill Is Dead In NY

Published on: June 20, 2012 06:24 PM
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Albany, NY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirms his proposal to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possessed in public is dead.

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He had introduced the bill with much fanfare earlier this month. He noted that the misdemeanor charge for public possession was unfairly snaring New Yorkers in “stop and frisk” policing in New York City.

Possession of less than 25 grams of marijuana was reduced in state law to a violation in 1977, subject to a ticket and fine. If the pot is burning or in public view, it rises to a misdemeanor and can result in a lifelong police record.

Cuomo’s proposal would make public or private possession of the small amount a violation, although smoking it publicly would remain a misdemeanor.

The Senate’s Republican majority opposed the measure.


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 Jun 20, 2012 at 08:36 PM tzaddik Says:

so if you got a gram (not a crime) in your pocket and the cop tells you empty your pockets - you committed a misdemeanor ?- insane!!!

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 Jun 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM vitriol Says:

What gives King Cuomo the idea that he knows how to reform the penal system?

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 Jun 21, 2012 at 06:34 AM pushkin Says:

why we have retards running the show?

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 Jun 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM Ernie Says:

dude this is pot! if you don't want to get a ticket don't do drugs!

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