New York’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Has Went Into Effect

BY JOSE MARTINEZ


A New York State law decriminalizing marijuana, which was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last month, will take effect starting today, CBS New York reports.

This new law will expunge the records of statewide residents with low-level marijuana convictions, which applies to a total of nearly 25,000 individuals with almost 14,000 people in the five boroughs alone, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. 

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