Executive Intelligence Review


Manhattan District Attorney Will ‘Decline To Prosecute’ Pot, Wants State Legalization

Aug. 1, 2018 (EIRNS)—Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.—the son of Jimmy Carter’s Secretary of State Cyrus Vance—announced that as of today, his office would “decline to prosecute marijuana possession and smoking cases.” He criticized what he called “the needless criminalization of pot smoking,” and announced that he would keep lobbying for the full legalization of the drug in New York State: “Our advocacy will continue, to urge New York lawmakers to legalize and regulate marijuana once and for all.”

A press release issued by the DA’s office proudly announces that “District Attorney Vance has vocally advocated for the statutory decriminalization of marijuana possession since 2012.”