Federal law also prohibits people from smoking cigarettes in public housing, which is one of the reasons the state will be looking at creating social consumption sites.
While there are portions of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) that became legal right away, there are certain parts of the law that New Yorkers will have to wait for.
What Is the Office Of Cannabis Management?
Where Can You Smoke Marijuana?
How Much Marijuana Can You Possess Right Now?
Right now, New Yorkers 21 years old and older can possess, obtain and transport up to 3 ounces of cannabis. New Yorkers can also possess up to 24 grams of concentrated cannabis oil.
Can New Yorkers Start Growing Cannabis Plants for Recreational Use?
Counties will not be able to prohibit recreational sales, but cities will.
New Yorkers with medical marijuana cards are only a few months away from being able to cultivate cannabis at home.
New York State Office of Cannabis Management executive director Chris Alexander said Thursday, “The unlicensed sale or trading of cannabis is prohibited in New York and home grow is not a license to do either.”
Marijuana legalization in NY: Now that it’s official, what can you really do?
As New York’s new marijuana laws begin to go into effect, medical card holders will soon have much greater access.