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De Blasio on Board with Gov's Medical Marijuana Plan

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Mayor Bill de Blasio says he supports Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to allow medical marijuana in New York, but says no one should expect to be able to get it legally at a corner bodega anytime soon.

He made the remarks Friday during an interview on hip hop radio station Hot 97.

De Blasio also says he wants to stop the practice of arresting New Yorkers for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

"When people are stopped by the police and they empty their pockets and suddenly they get arrested for a small amount of possession, we need to end that practice. People don't need an arrest record for that kind of small thing," de Blasio said.

The mayor also spoke more generally about his first month in office. He says he is satisfied with his administration's performance and said that things are off to a strong start.

It's still unclear whether New Yorkers are going to hear from the mayor on the radio on a regular basis.

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