NYC Mayor Tells NYPD To Stop Arresting People For Smoking Pot On The Street

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On a quest to fulfill his promise to end unnecessary arrests and racial disparity in marijuana enforcement, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a new request to the city?s police: Stop arresting people for smoking marijuana in public.Owen Hoffmann via Getty Images New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio?s request for police to stop arresting people who smoke marijuana in public marks the latest milestone in what observers have described as a striking shift in the city's marijuana enforcement policy.

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