New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana


New Yorkers will immediately be allowed to possess up to three ounces of cannabis for recreational purposes, as other facets of the law are phased in over several months.

After years of stalled attempts, New York State has legalized the use of recreational marijuana, enacting a robust program to reinvest millions of dollars in minority communities ravaged by the decades-long war on drugs.

Individuals are now allowed to possess up to three ounces of cannabis for recreational purposes or 24 grams of concentrated forms of the drug, such as oils.