“It is my intention as a New York State senator to soon introduce a law that would actually decriminalize, regulate and tax marijuana in New York,” said State Senator Liz Krueger, an Upper East Side liberal, on Wednesday night.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg might be unilaterally lessening the penalties of weed possession in New York City, but he said today he is strongly opposed to its legalization.
Stephen Colbert may have focused /a> on Andrew Cuomo last night, for trying to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana and getting other legislative issues passed before agreeing to a pay hike for lawmakers.
At least half a dozen Democratic officials, now including Reps. Kathy Hochul and Bill Owens of New York, are skipping the Democratic convention. [Dan Hirschhorn]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning said that the governor's effort to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana, which he publicly supports, is not an olive branch to stop-and-frisk critics, "but it will certainly end some of the objections."
Governor Andrew Cuomo's support for decriminalizing the possession of less than 25 grams of marijuana in public view mirrors a directive NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly issued last year.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning said Governor Andrew Cuomo's new marijuana law is in keeping with his policies, not overriding them.