The NYPD has told cops how to enforce the new state marijuana law – which involves letting adults shine in public, ignoring grass exchanges unless money is involved and banning the search for vehicles based solely on smell.
The four-page note also says that cops cannot “approach, stop or detain” a parolee for smoking or holding a pot, even if they know the ex-crook should not be promoted.
Instead, they “must notify the relevant parole officers” in order to enforce the conditions under which the prisoner is released from prison.
The note said the “extensive changes” in law enforcement were the result of the signing of a bill that legalized the use, sale and cultivation of weeds for recreation.
It was issued just hours after Cuomo signed the measure into law Wednesday morning.
Specific instructions in the note told cops that people aged 21 and over could legally smoke weed “almost wherever cigarette smoking is allowed, including on sidewalks, front stools and other public places.”
He noted that the outbreak “in any of these places is not a reason to approach, stop, summon, arrest or search”.
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The note also says that people cannot be accused of selling sweat “unless they receive compensation” and that “hand-to-hand exchange of legal amounts … without compensation to a person 21 years of age or older is not considered sale “.
Furthermore, “the mere smell of burnt and unburned ‘grass’ no longer establishes a probable cause of a vehicle search crime,” the note said.
If the driver appears worn out and stinks of weed or admits to smoking recently, cops can search the vehicle’s interior, but “the trunk cannot be searched unless the employee has developed some probable reason to believe that the trunk contains evidence of a crime. (eg pistol removed from the driver’s seat). “
A source from New York says the condescending new drug law could be detrimental to public safety. “We always say, ‘Drugs are equal to weapons.’ When you smell grass, you can stop the car. You can’t stop them now, “said the cop.
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“It’s bad, especially with all the violence that’s going on.”
Some provisions of the new law went into effect immediately, including those that allow people aged 21 and over to smoke and hold up to three ounces of pot in public.
Police officers will not have the right to self-improvement, the NYPD said in a statement.
“The rules governing marijuana use for New Yorkers have not changed,” they said.
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Others, which will regulate sales at licensed dispensaries and allow adults to grow up to 12 potted plants per household and keep a five-pound hiding place at home, will be phased in later.
Five kilograms of weed is enough to wind more than 3,330 joints, based on data from a 2010 study. Alcohol Dependence.
Additional reporting by Bernadette Hogan.
This report originally appeared in the New York Post.