The decision to stop arresting citizens for simple possession in NYC has only been in effect for 24-hours, and a poll conducted on Tuesday shows that New Yorkers overwhelmingly approve. A new poll by Quinnipiac University shows that 71% of residents approve of the new policy, which makes possession of less than 25 grams a violation instead of a criminal offense. Only 26% disapprove of the new guidelines.
Despite such high approval, however, only a half-assed form of legislation has passed. According to one metric, “only 10% of patients who could use medical marijuana have the right diseases to qualify for it.”
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