NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving toward a new policy regarding marijuana.

A spokesman confirmed to CBS2 on Sunday night that de Blasio will be directing the police to stop arresting people for smoking marijuana in public, and to give out summonses instead.

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That policy change will be part of a 30-day review the mayor announced last week to “overhaul and reform” enforcement and racial disparity in marijuana arrests.

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De Blasio also plans to create a task force of officials to begin laying the groundwork for full legalization. The mayor, who has long opposed making marijuana recreational, now thinks legalization is inevitable.

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Please stay with CBSNewYork.com on Monday morning for more in this developing story