NYPD Chief Concerned About Weed Smoking In Public

The New York Daily News reports:

“I hope I’m missing something but it appears (the bill) is legalizing the smoking of marijuana outside,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said. “That’s not something that most other states did. They legalized marijuana but it was still illegal to smoke outside and in public.”

The NYPD fields “10s of 10s of 10s of thousands” of complaints from the public about people smoking marijuana in public, Shea said. “It’s gotten to the point where smoking a cigarette is more frowned upon than what this might turn into,” he said.

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