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Possession Still Technically Illegal in New York

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Marijuana Laws in New York are Still Serious Business

NY Laws after Cannabis Recreational Legalization

March 31, 2021

  • Adults over 21 years of age can legally possess, purchase, or transport up tp 3 ounces of flower or up to 24 grams of concentrate
  • An adult can “transfer” 3 ounces of Flower, or up to 24 grams of concentrate to another adult as long as it is not a monetary transaction and no money changes hands.

Cannabis is still illegal depending on the Amount

Fine for Possession $125

  • More than 3 ounces of Flower
  • More than 3 ounces of Concentrates

Misdemeanor Criminal Possession in the Third Degree

  • More than 16 ounces of Flower
  • More than 5 ounces of Concentrates

Felony Criminal Possession in the Second Degree

  • More than 5 pounds of Flower
  • More than 1 pound of Concentrates

Felony Criminal Possession in the First Degree

  • More than 10 pounds of Flower
  • More than 4 pounds of Concentrates

New York Cannabis Home Grow

  • No more than three mature and three immature cannabis plants may be cultivated, harvested, dried, or possessed within any private residence, or on the grounds of any private residence.
  • Cannot possess more than 5 pounds of Flower.

It has been a long road to liberate New York’s cannabis regulations, but you still can’t sleep on it. There are still many nuances in the regulations and with local municipalities, so we highly recommend that you read the regulations a few times over, and even confer with a lawyer just to make sure you’re protected from the Kannabis Karens.

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