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New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Expunges Prior Convictions

The new law also expunges prior convictions on marijuana offenses that are no longer illegal.
Posted at 3:47 PM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 17:47:00-04

New York is the latest state to make recreational marijuana legal. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Wednesday.

It allows the growing of marijuana at home and possession of up to 3 ounces.

It also expunges the records of people previously convicted of possession.

New York is the 15th state to allow for recreational marijuana use for adults.


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