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Former NYC mayor disapproves of legalizing recreational marijuana

(CNN) — Recreational marijuana has been a growing topic across the country and specifically New York State.

Last week during his State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York must legalize it.

Here’s former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s take.

“We have a different kind of problem in America, for example. Last year, in 2017, 72,000 Americans OD’d on drugs. In 2018, more people than that are OD-ing on drugs, have OD’d on drugs, and today incidentally, we are trying to legalize another addictive narcotic, which is perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever done. We’ve got to fight that, and that’s another thing that Bloomberg Philanthropies will work on it in public health.”


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