ORISKANY, NY– Local law enforcement agencies in the area and across the state are taking a stance against legalizing recreational marijuana.
A group of sheriffs and police officers representing six different counties spoke at the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department in Oriskany on Thursday. The meeting is in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state by April 1.
The group said their goal is to inform the public about dangerous consequences legalizing marijuana would have on the area.
“This isn’t us against the state, or us against legislators, or us against governors,” said Joe Lisi, Oneida County undersheriff.