Manhattan DA Backs off Pot Prosecutions; Rockland’s Sheriff Prefers Enforcement

The Manhattan D-A’s new policy not to prosecute low-level marijuana cases went into effect in New York City yesterday. In a statement in support of the policy, Cy Vance Jr cited the lack of public safety issues and the racial disparities that often accompany enforcement. Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco cites statistics that show in Colorado, where pot is legal, traffic accidents due to marijuana use have tripled…

Audio: Lou Falco

The new policy for Manhattan reportedly has exceptions: cases against sellers and defendants who are under investigation for a violent crime.

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