New Law Makes Weed Legal in New York

By Sasha Gonzales and Kevin Deutsch
sgonzales@bronxjusticenews.com , kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Wednesday making weed legal for New Yorkers over 21—and expunging scores of convictions for people prosecuted under old marijuana laws.

The new law decriminalizes possession of small amounts of weed —up to three ounces—and legally permits adults to grow as many as six marijuana plants per person, per household. Under the new law, half of those household plants must remain immature.

Stores selling legal weed are expected to be up and running in about a year.

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Sasha Gonzales is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering breaking news and crime. A Bronx native, Sasha is an avid photographer, museum-goer, and reader. She lives in Kingsbridge.