NY decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana

Here is the upshot:

  • as of 28 august 2019
  • possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana
  • in NY state
  • will be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.


Here is a reference to the bill.   It closes the public use loophole which has caused such devastation for young men of color. Good on NYS legislature and good on Gov. Cuomo ! 


This is not a carte blanche to grow, possess, or use any old kind and amount of marijuana you may desire. Act responsibly, please, and don't mess it up for everybody else.

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