Bloomberg Says Weed These Days Is Just Too Good

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers the annual State of the City address at the Barclays Center on February 14, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Bloomberg cited positive statistics including a record 52 million visitors to the city and a record low 419 homicides in 2012 while calling for a ban on styrofoam in the city.
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Do not get the mayor wrong: His decision to go easier on small-time marijuana offenders does not mean he’s down with the cause. Michael “You Bet I Did” Bloomberg “says he opposes legalizing marijuana because it’s stronger than it used to be,” the AP reports, and “if marijuana were legal, those dealers would just start selling something else, like cocaine.” Or giant sodas and cheap cigarettes.