Getting caught with a marijuana joint or two is no longer grounds for arrest in Buffalo, Mayor Byron W. Brown said Friday.

“I am directing Buffalo police to have its officers stop enforcing low-level marijuana possession offenses,” Brown said.

Brown disclosed the city’s new marijuana policy during his 13th annual State of the City address, held before a crowd of almost 2,000 people at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Following the address, Brown said marijuana possession arrests already are not a priority for city police. Police made fewer than 200 “marijuana only” arrests last year, Brown said.

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