Mayor Bloomberg makes a small step toward a rational policy on marijuana

It's welcome news that people caught in possession of marijuana in New York City will no longer be jailed
The Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In his final state of the city address as Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, announced that anyone caught in possession of marijuana would no longer have to spend a night in jail. Effective next month, anyone who is arrested for marijuana possession will still be taken to the police station, fingerprinted and so on, but if there are no pending warrants, they will be released with a summons to appear in court. This is a small step in the right direction.