Possession of marijuana has not yet been legalized for recreational or medical use in the state of New York. Therefore, being accused of marijuana possession can still result in criminal charges. However, the state of New York recently decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, meaning that possession of small amounts now typically results in a Desk Appearance Ticket.
Only small amounts have been decriminalized, so the sale of any amount of marijuana or possession of larger amounts will still result in criminal charges. If you or a loved one has been charged with marijuana possession in New York, contact New York City drug crimes attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr. at 212-564-2440 or through his website to arrange a free consultation.