Brooklyn County President Eric Adams, one of the mayoral candidates for the Democrats, spoke Thursday night about the impact on New York residents ’quality of life under the new state law legalizing recreational marijuana.
“I’m generally concerned about marijuana laws,” Adams, a former New York state captain, replied on WCBS-TV. 2 forums.
“It can affect how you respond, it can damage your mind, so we need to have clear guidelines here when it comes to legalization and how it’s distributed in the city,” Adams said.
Debate panelist Linda Lopes asked the five leading candidates who attended the event to introduce bans on public places, including apartment buildings, to protect adults and children from marijuana smoke.
Although smoking in private residences is not prohibited citywide, there is an anti-smoking law use in their common areas.
Only Adams and entrepreneur Andrew Young said they would regulate where people can smoke a pot in residential complexes.
“We need to designate separate areas, especially places where marijuana can be smoked in apartment buildings. When families walk in their apartment buildings to take their children to school, they should not be in a position to worry about the effects of second-hand smoke.” we need to, ”Yang said.
Yang said he was “excited” by the state-sanctioned boiler.
But civil rights attorney Maya Will, former Sanitation Commissioner Catherine Garcia, and city overseer Scott Stringer insist that containers and smokers should be treated in the same way.
“There’s absolutely no reason to treat marijuana smoking differently than regular smoking,” Will said.
“I totally agree with Maya that we need to treat them the way we treat regular cigarettes,” Garcia said.
“I agree with Maya and Catherine that we should treat second-hand smoke like tobacco,” Stringer exclaimed.
State law allows people to smoke in public places where they are allowed to smoke. However, weeding is not allowed in schools, workplaces or cars.