Marijuana decriminalization signed into law, creating process to have records expunged for some offenders

AmNews Staff Reports | 7/29/2019, 11:43 a.m.
Governor Cuomo signed a new marijuana decriminalization bill into law Monday

Governor Cuomo signed a new marijuana decriminalization bill into law Monday, reducing the penalty for unlawful possession of marijuana to a violation punishable by a fine and by creating a process for those with certain marijuana-related convictions to their records expunged.

“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,” Governor Cuomo said of the legislation.

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