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.READ MORE: Political Consultant: New York State's Impeachment Of Gov. Cuomo 'Could Get Very Ugly'
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.READ MORE: Exclusive Video: Good Samaritans Rescue Wheelchair-Bound Man Who Somehow Fell On Union Square Subway Tracks
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.MORE NEWS: Broadway Returns After Nearly 17-Month Shutdown With 1st Performances Of 'Pass Over'
Please stay with CBSNewYork.com on Monday morning for more in this developing story