New York lawmakers OK pot decriminalization

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/22/2019, 8:06 a.m.
Lawmakers in New York state have voted to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana after efforts ...
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Lawmakers in New York state have voted to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana after efforts to legalize pot stalled.

The measure would reduce low-level criminal charges for unlawful possession of marijuana to a violation, which comes with a fine similar to a parking ticket. The penalty would be $50 for possessing less than one ounce of pot or $200 for one to two ounces.

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