Ex-New York Police Commissioner Denounces ‘Crazy’ Ideas Around Legalizing Marijuana

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Former New York Police commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday voiced strong opposition to legalizing recreational marijuana, saying that the state would be opening up a “Pandora’s box” if it chose to take such a step.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio both voiced support for legalizing recreational marijuana in the state earlier this month. If passed into law, New York would become the tenth state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana.

“I think there are too many unanswered questions,” Bratton said. “We still don’t have effective capabilities in law enforcement to deal with the issue of driving while impaired by the use of marijuana. It is as addictive as any other drug. We don’t really know the full effect of that drug on the development of children.”

Bratton, who served as police commissioner from 2014 to 2016, later cautioned that “young people will be getting their hands on it.”

“You can tax marijuana all you want. It is still going to be illegally grown, illegally sold. We’re opening up Pandora’s box.”

 

Read more at The Hill.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I’ll tell you what’s criminal. Ryan Tanehill’s performance as the Dolphins quaterback this season. He should be arrested for stealing from the fans and season ticket holders. He went purposely awol and knifed the organization in the back. This bum and the dumb coach, Adam Gase, have got to go. They can both play for my sons Mesivta team, 2 hand touch.

    • What is a Rye and Tanehill? What are you talking about? Oh! You must be talking about sports. You are probably some minority Goy who knows about these things that were created to keep you occupied and out of trouble.

  2. “We still don’t have effective capabilities in law enforcement to deal with the issue of driving while impaired by the use of marijuana. It is as addictive as any other drug. We don’t really know the full effect of that drug on the development of children.”

    seeing how one can refuse a breathalyzer for alchohol or any other inebriation test. the only true test is a lab test which would be the same for marijuana. marijuana isnt addicting. it’s as addicting as delicious food. its not addicting but doesnt stop people from becoming indulgent. let’s not compare marijuana with drugs that people have to detox for. and for the last point definitely. keep it far away from children. and probably limit it to the age post mid 20s like 25-6 or even 30s. so it doesnt mess with brain development.

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