New York Marijuana Laws

With so much being told involving the debate to legalize marijuana, a lot of misinformation is being spread. If you indulge, please be mindful of your state laws on possession. 
The basic provisions of New York marijuana laws are listed in the table below. See FindLaw's Drug Charges to learn more.


Code SectionPenal §220, et seq.; Pub. Health §3306, 3307

Possession

Up to 25 grams - civil violation that incurs fines but no jail time
25 grams to 2 ounces - up to three months in jail and/or $500 fine
2 to 8 ounces - up to one year in jail and/or $1,000 fine
8 to 16 ounces - 1-4 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 fine (mandatory prison time for second offenses)
16 ounces to 10 pounds - 1-7 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 fine (mandatory prison time for second offenses)
10 pounds or more - 1-15 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 fine (mandatory prison time for second offenses)
Sale

Up to two ounces without payment - up to three months in jail and/or up to $500 fine
Cultivating or selling up to 24 grams - up to 1 year in jail and/or up to $1,000 fine
25 grams to four ounces - 1-4 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 fine
4 to 16 ounces - 1-7 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 fine
16 ounces or more - 1-15 years in prison and/or up $5,000 fine
(Selling any amount to a minor - 1-7 years in jail and/or up to $5,000 fine.)

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