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New York May Further Decriminalize Marijuana

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging his state’s lawmakers to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana that are held in public view. And while the passage of such a law would be a significant development, it wouldn’t be the first marijuana decriminalization law in the Empire State. The New York legislature initially decriminalized possession of up to 25 grams of marijuana in 1977, reducing the punishment for first-time offenders to a simple $100 fine. But that law distinguishes between pot …

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