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Mayor Bloomberg called medical marijuana a scam on his WOR radio show on Friday.

In a discussion of efforts to legalize it across the country, Bloomberg said, "There's no medical. This is one of the great hoaxes of all time."

He went on to make another eyebrow raising statement about how legalizing marijuana will cause other problems.

"Drug dealers have families to feed," Bloomberg said.  "If they can't sell marijuana, they'll sell something else."

Bloomberg says that "something else" will be worse than pot.

"The push to legalize this is just wrongheaded," Bloomberg added.

While running for mayor in 2001, Bloomberg admitted to experimenting with pot when he was younger.

Bloomberg referenced that during Friday's broadcast, saying that he understands that marijuana is much stronger than it was 20 or 30 years ago, but added that he doesn't have any recent reference to its strength.

An aide later told the NY Post that the mayor is concerned that recreational users would be able to access a system intended only for those with medical needs.

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