Over 100,00 New Yorkers Will Have their Marijuana Convictions Sealed

Nicole Rojas
Sep 5, 2019 - 6:00
Over 100,00 New Yorkers Will Have their Marijuana Convictions Sealed

New York is starting the process of expunging the marijuana convictions of thousands of New Yorkers after a new state law decriminalized marijuana. More than 150,000 New Yorkers will have their marijuana possession convictions sealed. The new law, which was signed in July, eliminated criminal penalties for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. It also reduced the penalty for possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana to a $50 fine, regardless of criminal history, CNN reported. People found possessing between 1 and 2 ounces of the...

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