Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2023, 9:00 AM

Lax Enforcement of Pot Law Endangers Kids: Michael Bloomberg

Michael R Bloomberg

New York state’s disastrous experiment with legalization is making both of those facts painfully — and dangerously — obvious.

There are now some 1,500 illegal pot shops across New York City, many of them openly advertising their wares on brick-and-mortar storefronts. Last year, illegal vendors did about $2 billion in sales statewide — better than Broadway shows. It’s as easy to buy an ounce of pot as it is a slice of pizza.

Under the law passed by the New York State Legislature, possession of more than 3 ounces of marijuana is still illegal, and possession of 8 or more ...