NY marijuana arrestees will no longer spend night in jail
NEW YORK — New York City plans to stop booking and arraigning many people arrested on low-level marijuana-possession charges.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that the change will take place next month.
People who get picked up on charges of having a small amount of marijuana will be released with desk appearance tickets if they have ID and no open warrants.
Bloomberg says "it's the right thing will do." He adds that it will let police use their resources where most needed.