Mayor Myrick: Legalize Pot in New York

Mayor Myrick: Legalize Pot in New York


ITHACA (WENY) -- Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick is calling on New York state leaders to legalize not just medical marijuana, but marijuana in general.

Mayor Myrick, 25, wrote an opinion article in the Albany Times Union stating his support behind legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana in New York.

Myrick also wrote he's directed the Ithaca Police Department to focus less on low-level marijuana offenses and more on other issues that will more effectively protect the public.

The Mayor says he wanted legislative leaders to know his position on the issue before they reconvene later this month.