De Blasio: Classes Has ‘vendetta’ Towards States With Authorized Pot

Mayor de Blasio might imagine Legal professional Normal Jeff Classes’ crackdown on authorized weed is a “vendetta” — however he’s not prepared to provide the inexperienced stuff the inexperienced gentle in New York.

Regardless of saying that Classes’ stance was “an assault on minority communities,” Hizzoner mentioned he was sticking to his plan of watching how different states make out with leisure marijuana earlier than contemplating legalizing it right here.

“I don’t have a change in my viewpoint,” he mentioned. “However I need to examine the expertise of these states transferring ahead.”

However, he was galled by Classes’ nixing coverage defending legalized pot — saying it was an affront to states’ rights, an idea usually championed on the opposite aspect of the aisle.

“The folks of these states determined this coverage. It’s not for the federal authorities to intervene for political causes, and that’s the place I feel vendetta is the best phrase,” de Blasio mentioned. “Quite a lot of these states occur to be extra progressive states, extra Democratic states. The federal authorities has no enterprise telling the folks of these states learn how to dwell.”