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De Blasio bluntly denies smoking pot at Gracie Mansion

Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters on Wednesday that he hasn't smoked marijuana since his college days.

"No, I haven’t smoked marijuana since I was at NYU,” de Blasio said to a reporter at an unrelated Brooklyn press conference Wednesday.

It was unclear what prompted the question, but in 2013, a campaign spokesman for de Blasio said the mayor last inhaled in the early 1980s while a student at New York University and before working as an aide to former Mayor David Dinkins.

Since then, de Blasio has supported efforts to issue summonses for possession of small quantities of marijuana instead of arresting offenders.

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De Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton both support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan for a tightly regulated medical marijuana pilot program.

Both also have staunchly opposed any efforts to legalize pot in the five boroughs.

 
 
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