US (NY): New York decriminalizes cannabis

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill that decriminalized the use of weed across the state. It also promises to expunge the records of some people convicted of marijuana-related offenses.

The bill, which will take effect in 30 days, reduces possession of marijuana to a misdemeanor offense punishable by just a fine. Possession of any amount under two ounces will no longer be met by criminal penalties.

In a statement, Cuomo said: ‘Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana for far too long, and today we are ending this injustice once and for all.’

Read more at metro.co.uk

 


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