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New York - Cuomo says he smoked pot in his younger years, but no other illegal drugs


New York - State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo re-confirmed Monday that indeed he did try a little pot in his younger days.

The information is not new, but it surfaced in an unusal way at a morning news conference.

Cuomo was speaking on efforts to fight child pornography when he mentioned "hash values," a kind of numerical fingerprint carried by files and images.

Cuomo's office has built a database of these fingerprints, so much the better to target the images and stop them from being transmitted on the Web.

The mention of "hash values" sparked a question in the inquiring mind of NY1 reporter Josh Robin - had Cuomo ever smoked hash?

"What I've said - the question's come up before, Josh, and I said I did experiment with marijuana when I was a youth. In no way do I suggest that any young people should do any experimentation whatsoever."

Cuomo said marijuana is the only illegal drug he has tried.  

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