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.’
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