DeBlasio wants any kind of legalization to take into consideration missteps concerning corporate interests and criminal reform from other cities a
At a press conference on Thursday, December 20, New York City Mayor, Bill DeBlasio announced his support for marijuana legalization.
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John Liu wants to legalize pot to help the city's youth. The New York City Comptroller and democratic mayoral candidate released a report on Wednesday saying legalizing and taxing marijuana would garner the city more than $400 million each year. He said the extra money could be used to lower tuition at CUNY schools.