Publicly smoking in NYC like it’s no problem

“The city is getting higher by the day — and we’re not talking about Manhattan skyscrapers.”

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In the span of a few hours in broad daylight last week, The Post encountered six people smoking reefer on busy downtown sidewalks.

Mayor Bill de Blasio decriminalized low-level marijuana possession last November — but many New Yorkers evidently mistook that for de-facto legalization.

You can still get cuffed for smoking a joint in public — as a female stoner ­was warned recently when Police Commissioner Bill Bratton saw her toking on Wall Street.

brattonmarijuanaDe Blasio introduced a new NYPD policy, effective Nov. 14 last year, mandating that a person possessing less than 25 grams of marijuana gets a ticket instead of being arrested — as long as they have ID and no outstanding warrants. But smoking weed is still a crime.

“If you’re smoking it in public, we will potentially arrest you,” said the commissioner, who doesn’t support legalizing pot for recreational use. Cops can use discretion when confronting a dope smoker — issue a warning or a summons or make an arrest.

De Blasio introduced a new NYPD policy, effective Nov. 14 last year, mandating that a person possessing less than 25 grams of marijuana gets a ticket instead of being arrested — as long as they have ID and no outstanding warrants. But smoking weed is still a crime.

“If you’re smoking it in public, we will potentially arrest you,” said the commissioner, who doesn’t support legalizing pot for recreational use. Cops can use discretion when confronting a dope smoker — issue a warning or a summons or make an arrest.

Read more here @ New York Post 

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As for me, I’ve done it….walking down the street early morning on my way to work. Even years ago sitting on the sidewalk, politely stepping out of the way when i see elders and children about to pass by.

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